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Divergent Traditions, Converging Faiths

Molleur, Joseph

Divergent Traditions, Converging Faiths

Troeltsch, Comparative Theology, and the Conversation with Hinduism

Series: American University Studies - Volume 213

Year of Publication: 2000

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. XVI, 185 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-4985-2 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.420 kg, 0.926 lbs

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Book synopsis

Divergent Traditions, Converging Faiths explores the relevance and usefulness of a comparative, inter-religious method for contemporary Christian theology, using the work of Ernst Troeltsch as a springboard. It also examines pertinent aspects of the work of Schleiermacher, Tillich, Raimon Panikkar, and Francis X. Clooney, and develops a test case involving a comparison of Hindu and Christian concepts of grace. The guiding question is, should contemporary Christian theologians take the doctrines of non-Christians into account in their constructive doctrinal work, and if so, how?

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Joseph Molleur is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theology at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in systematic and comparative theology from the Boston College-Andover Newton Theological School Joint Doctoral Program. He has published articles in several professional journals.


American University Studies: Series 7, Theology and Religion. Vol. 213