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Doing Theology Inter‐religiously?

Ray, Anita; D'Arcy May, John and Dupuche, John R. (2013) Doing Theology Inter‐religiously? Australian E-Journal of Theology, 20 (2). pp. 94-107. ISSN 1448-6326

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    The visit of Professor Francis Clooney to Australia in the winter of 2012
    generated a good deal of lively conversation within the Centre for Interreligious
    Dialogue at Australian Catholic University. Clooney, an American Jesuit, Professor of
    Comparative Theology and Parkman Professor of Divinity at Harvard University is a
    leading global exponent of comparative theology. In this essay, we seek to examine the
    historical development of the discipline, discuss its distinctive features and probe the
    reasons for its emergence in a revitalised form in the Anglo‐American academy towards
    the close of the twentieth century. Sections 2 and 3 of the article elaborate specific forms
    of comparative theology—Buddhist‐Christian and Christian‐Hindu collaborative
    learning—and suggest potential areas for future research. We conclude that the
    rejuvenated discipline represents a creative and fruitful way of doing theology in our
    pluralistic and globalised world.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): comparative theology; Francis X. Clooney; religious diversity; comparative religions, theology of religions, interreligious dialogue, Masao Abe, John Makransky, dualism and non‐dualism
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Rev Dr John R. Dupuche
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 12:34
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 12:34
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1351

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