Theology and the Religions - Viggo Mortensen - Livros - William B Eerdmans Publishing Co - 9780802826749 - 17 de novembro de 2003
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Theology and the Religions

Viggo Mortensen

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Theology and the Religions

Jacket Description/Back: The academic study of religion is undergoing great changes in response to globalization. Just as sociologists now find it necessary to think in terms of multiculturalism, so religion scholars and theologians today must work in the context of multireligiosity. Globalization is leading not only to multiethnic societies but also to plurality in religions and worldviews."Theology and the Religions: A Dialogue" offers the first sustained analysis of the trend toward multireligiosity and its implications for the study of religion. Drawing on the resources of cultural analysis, religious studies, and theology, an international slate of scholars explores the relation of multiculturality and multireligiosity, the need for interreligious dialogue, and the possibilities for a theology of religions. This groundbreaking work is supported by case studies of various religious traditions in diverse cultures from around the world. Special attention is paid to Christian theological reflection, however, since, as a global religion, Christianity is particularly challenged by multireligiosity. Offering an engaging, wide-angle view of religion worldwide, "Theology and the Religions "makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the forces shaping the future of religious and social life. Contributors: Kajsa AhlstrandTheodor AhrensJan-Martin BerentsenUlrich DehnHelene EgnellMarianne C. Qvortrup FibigerPatrik FridlundVirginia Garrard-BurnettGeomon K. GeorgeElisabeth GerleFriedrich Wilhelm GrafHans HaugeUlf HedetoftS. Mark HeimChris HewerKlaus HockMichael IpgraveAndrew J. KirkLene KCMarc Notes: Bibl. ref; Proceedings of a conference, Theology Meets Multireligiosity held in May 2002, Denmark. Publisher Marketing: Scholars mostly from Scandinavia explore how religious traditions are changing and developing in the context of globalization and global mobility, and how Christian theology can react to the changes. The 38 papers are from the Theology Meets Multireligiosity conference, held in Aarhus, Denmark, in M

Contributor Bio:  Mortensen, Viggo Viggo Mortensen is professor of systematic theology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he holds a chair in Global Christianity and Ecumenical Concerns.

496 pages, black & white illustrations

Mídia Livros     Paperback Book   (Livro de capa flexível e brochura)
Lançado 17 de novembro de 2003
ISBN13 9780802826749
Editoras William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Genre Theometrics > Academic - Ethnic Orientation > Multicultural
Páginas 496
Dimensões 154 × 228 × 29 mm   ·   762 g
Idioma English  

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