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How to Conquer the Barriers to Intercultural Dialogue

Christianity, Islam and Judaism


Christiane Timmerman and Barbara Segaert

In a world society ruled by economic globalisation, by political interests and theories such as Huntington’s «clash of civilisations» that widen the gap between the North and the South, the question should be asked of the role of the religion.
To what extent religion and politics can work together? Can faith still be thought as a means of saving the world? Considering that Christianity, Islam and Judaism have much in common, this collection of miscellanies wonders if these religions can join their forces for public benefit.
Senior and junior scholars from all over the world, gathered for an interdisciplinary seminar, analyse the contemporary international relationships and geopolitics through the prism of religion, discussing whether it can provide practical solutions to solve conflicts and increase the respect of human rights.
Contents: Christiane Timmerman: Preface – Barbara Segaert: Introduction – Catherine Cornille: Conditions for the Possibility of Interreligious Dialogue – Emilio Platti: Interreligious Dialogue from a Christian Perspective – Michael Barnes: Christian Faith in a Pluralist World – Jonathan Magonet: Jewish Attitudes to Interfaith Dialogue – Norman Solomon: Interreligious Dialogue from a Jewish Perspective – Tariq Ramadan: Interreligious Dialogue from an Islamic Perspective – François Houtart: Religious Identity – Abdulkader Tayob: Secularisation in Islam – John Esposito: Globalisation of Jihad – Dirk Rochtus: Turkey and the European Union – Ernst M. H. Hirsch Ballin: Human Rights – Eugeen Roosens: Multiculturalism – Jacques Waardenburg: Religious Identity and Intercultural Dialogue – Catherine Cornille: Women between Fundamentalism and Interreligious Dialogue – Chia Longman: Gender, Religion and Multiculturalism.