The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies

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ISBN: 9781647121631 ()

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June 2022
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The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies
Lucinda Mosher, Editor

A comprehensive collection provides guidance and deep insight from a variety of experts in this emerging field

The rapidly developing field of interreligious studies fosters scholarship engaging two or more religious traditions at a time. Inherently multidisciplinary, the field brings the academic consideration of religions into conversation with the humanities and social sciences, employing relational, intersectional, experiential, and dialogical methodologies as it examines the interrelationship of individuals and groups with differing alignments toward religion.

Edited by Lucinda Mosher, The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies features an international roster of practitioners of or experts on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Ruism, Humanism, and African, North American, and South American Indigenous lifeways. Each author offers a unique perspective on the nature of this emerging discipline.

This companion provides fifty thought-provoking chapters on the history, priorities, challenges, distinguishing pedagogies, and practical applications of interreligious studies. Anyone who seeks a deeper appreciation of this relatively new academic field will find it useful as a textbook or research resource.

Lucinda Mosher is a faculty associate in chaplaincy and interreligious studies; codirector of the Master of Arts in Chaplaincy program; and senior scholar for Executive and Professional Education, all at the Hartford International University for Religion and Peace. She is the senior editor of the Journal of Interreligious Studies. Every year, Mosher serves as the rapporteur for the Building Bridges Seminar, an international dialogue of Christian and Muslim scholars under the stewardship of Georgetown University. She holds a doctorate of theology degree from the General Theological Seminary.

"The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies offers a diversity of topics and perspectives by some of the most important thinkers within the young and growing field. Interreligious studies demands we should not be satisfied with any one perspective on these challenging and complicated questions. This volume will tell you how to think, rather than what to think-the very essence of what the intersection of academia and faith ought to be."—Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance

"The Georgetown Companion to Interreligious Studies is the most comprehensive, representative, and interdisciplinary missive from the field to date."—Michelle Voss Roberts, coeditor of The Routledge Handbook of Hindu-Christian Relations

"This companion complements and expands upon current available resources; today during a global pandemic, this work arrives with multi-religious and multi-disciplinary perspectives drawn from Australia to Indonesia, and Kenya to the UK."—Rev. Michael Reid Trice, director of The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement