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James L. Heft

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.001.0001

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Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

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Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

James L. Heft

Oxford University Press

This chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide an overview by leading Catholic scholars of the current state of interreligious dialogue between the Catholic Church and five other world religions. It then discusses the Vatican II’s opening of interreligious dialogue, the purpose of interreligious dialogue, the different meanings of dialogue and evangelization, the theological challenges in interreligious dialogue, and advancing interreligious dialogue today. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Catholic Church, interreligious dialogue, Vatican II, evangelization

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