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Hyphenated Christians

Towards a Better Understanding of Dual Religious Belonging

by Gideon Goosen (Author)
©2011 Monographs XVIII, 172 Pages

Summary

This book aims to explore the reality of dual religious belonging and to promote a better understanding of this concept. With this purpose in mind, the author examines changes in the global religious landscape in recent decades and analyses the theory of dual (or multiple) belonging, as well as discussing dual religious ‘belongers’ such as Henri Le Saux, Jules Monchanin, Bede Griffiths and Raimundo Panikkar. The book also explores the critical elements of a theology of dual belonging by examining the sense of ‘self’; the Buddhist idea of ‘no-self’; religious identity; the symbol as a means of divine communication; the notion of truth; and the concept of how God speaks through different religions. Finally, the author considers the crucial idea of ‘conversion’ or ‘transformation’.

Details

Pages
XVIII, 172
Year
2011
ISBN (PDF)
9783035301519
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034307017
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0353-0151-9
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (August)
Keywords
complexity of religious identity how God speaks through different religions Buddhist idea of no-self dual religious belonging changes in the global religious landscape in recent decades
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011. XVIII, 172 pp.

Biographical notes

Gideon Goosen (Author)

Gideon Goosen holds doctorates in philosophy and theology and lives in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, Australia. He is the author of many books and articles and has taught theology for over thirty-five years at the Australian Catholic University and at other institutions. He is chair of the Theological Reflections Commission of the New South Wales Ecumenical Council.

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