World Religions in Dialogue, Enhanced Version

A Comparative Theological Approach, Enhanced Edition

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“The unique feature of Pim Valkenberg’s World Religions in Dialogue is in providing an ‘insider’s,’ as well as an ‘outsider’s,” perspective on five major religious traditions of the world, toward a deeper appreciation of the complexities of these traditions, as well as of their underlying common themes that call for ongoing dialogue. This is a very insightful approach highly suited for use in college courses and appealing for general readers.”

Ruben L. F. Habito

“Pim Valkenberg’s World Religions in Dialogue is an excellent introduction to help students of Christian theology better understand other religious traditions and to deepen their understanding of their own Christian traditions.”

—Amir Hussain

Loyola Marymount University

Amir Hussain

About This Book

Overview

In our increasingly pluralistic and globalized society, it’s not good enough to simply learn about other religions: we must learn from other religions—and their adherents.

Pim Valkenberg’s World Religions in Dialogue: A Comparative Theological Approach, Enhanced Edition, provides an opportunity to do just that.

Exploring the five major world religions—Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism—this text offers perspectives from both an adherent of the religion (an “insider”) and someone outside that tradition, creating a unique dialogical approach that masterfully combines scholarship with lived experience. Equipped with glossaries, questions for further research, and suggestions for experiential learning components, World Religions in Dialogue invites students to learn about world religions—and investigate their own inherited traditions—in a way that reflects the pluralistic world in which they live.

Details

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 7.25 x 1.5 x 9.125 in
ISBN

978-1-59982-799-5

Pages

340

Item # 7078

Customer Reviews

“The unique feature of Pim Valkenberg’s World Religions in Dialogue is in providing an ‘insider’s,’ as well as an ‘outsider’s,” perspective on five major religious traditions of the world, toward a deeper appreciation of the complexities of these traditions, as well as of their underlying common themes that call for ongoing dialogue. This is a very insightful approach highly suited for use in college courses and appealing for general readers.”

Ruben L. F. Habito

“Pim Valkenberg’s World Religions in Dialogue is an excellent introduction to help students of Christian theology better understand other religious traditions and to deepen their understanding of their own Christian traditions.”

Amir Hussain

About the Author

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Pim (Wilhelmus G. B. M) Valkenberg

Pim (Wilhelmus G. B. M) Valkenberg is an ordinary professor of religion and culture in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His most recent books are Renewing Islam by Service: A Christian View of Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet Movement (CUA Press, 2015) and (with Dr. Anthony Cirelli) Nostra Aetate: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Catholic Church’s Dialogue with Jews and Muslims (CUA Press, 2016).

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1: CHRISTIANITY
Kristin Johnston Largen and Whitney Bauman

Chapter 1: An Insider’s Perspective
Chapter 2: An Outsider’s Perspective
Chapter 3: Texts and Commentary
Chapter 4: Concluding Reflections
Resources for Further Study

PART 2: JUDAISM
Philip A. Cunningham and Jan Katzew

Chapter 5: An Outsider’s Perspective
Chapter 6: An Insider’s Perspective
Chapter 7: Texts and Commentary
Chapter 8: Concluding Reflections
Resources for Further Study

PART 3: ISLAM
Rita George-Tvrtković and Zeki Saritoprak

Chapter 9: An Outsider’s Perspective
Chapter 10: An Insider’s Perspective
Chapter 11: Texts and Commentary
Chapter 12: Concluding Reflections
Resources for Further Study

PART 4: HINDUISM
Aimee Upjohn Light and Madhuri M. Yadlapati

Chapter 13: An Outsider’s Perspective
Chapter 14: An Insider’s Perspective
Chapter 15: Texts and Commentary
Chapter 16: Concluding Reflections
Resources for Further Study

PART 5: BUDDHISM
Peter Feldmeier and Heng Sure

Chapter 17: An Outsider’s Perspective
Chapter 18: An Insider’s Perspective
Chapter 19: Texts and Commentary
Chapter 20: Concluding Reflections
Resources for Further Study

Conclusion: Learning World Religions by Encountering
Religious Others
Pim Valkenberg
Contributors
Index

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