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Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Marc A. Pugliese and Alex Y. Hwang


Teaching Interreligious Encounters is a volume of essays that explores various issues related to practical and theoretical facets of teaching across multiple religious traditions, including comparative theology and theologies of religious pluralism. This volume brings together an international, multireligious, and multidisciplinary group of scholars who address teaching interreligious encounters in a variety of teaching contexts: undergraduate and graduate, divinity schools and seminaries, secular and religiously affiliated, and traditional and online settings. This volume will be a unique and ... More

Keywords: teaching religion, comparative theology, interreligious encounters, religious pluralism, globalization, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190677565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190677565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc A. Pugliese, editor
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religion, Saint Leo University

Alex Y. Hwang, editor
Adjunct Faculty, Xavier University

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Marc A. Pugliese and Alexander Y. Hwang

Part I Theorizing Encounters: Paradigms, Exemplars, Caveats, and Strange Bedfellows

1 Pluralism and Power

Jeannine Hill Fletcher

3 The “Us-Them” Dilemma

J. Derrick Lemons

Part II Designing Encounters: Teaching Interreligious Encounters

11 Using Hevruta to Do and Teach Comparative Theology

Devorah Schoenfeld and Jeanine Diller

Part III Textual Encounters: Methods, Texts, and Traditions

12 Teaching Exodus Interreligiously

Daniel Maoz and Allen Jorgenson

Part IV Practical Encounters: Case Studies, Site Visits, and Immersion Programs

19 A Contextual Model for Interreligious Learning

Marianne Farina, CSC and Robert W. McChesney, SJ

Part V Formational Encounters: Preparation for Vocation and Citizenship

20 Teaching Interfaith Leadership

Eboo Patel and Cassie Meyer

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