The New Comparative Theology
This is be a volume of closely connected essays that illumines where (Christian and other) theologies are going today, how religious pluralism is better theorized in light of past errors, and how the diversity of religions is becoming a solid...
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This is be a volume of closely connected essays that illumines where (Christian and other) theologies are going today, how religious pluralism is better theorized in light of past errors, and how the diversity of religions is becoming a solid topic for theological learning.
This is a volume that will be useful in the classroom - for advanced undergraduates, and particularly graduate students - and also for the wider audience of theologians and readers interested in current trends in religious studies and theology.
Given the novelty of the field of Comparative Theology and the emphasis on the voices of the new generation, this will be a volume without parallel, meeting a need no other book has met. And, while it is a book of essays, the intensive interaction among the authors in the volume will show that it has a cohesion well beyond what edited volumes often have. ^
An extended, critical reflection on the state of interrelgious dialogue in its
Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at Harvard Divinity School, a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus, he joined the Divinity School in 2005.
Professor Clooney is the author of numerous articles and books, including most recently Beyond Compare: St. Francis and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God (Georgetown University Press, 2008); The Truth, the Way, the Life: Christian Commentary on the Three Holy Mantras of the Srivaisnava Hindus (Peeters Publishing, 2008) and Comparative Theology: Deep Learning Across Religious Borders (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).
His current projects include an exercise in dramatic theology, the reading of Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons on the Song of Songs along with Nampillai's commentary on Satakopan's Tiruvaymoli, a study of 18th and 19th Jesuit Indology