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Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe: Between Texts and People

August 22, 2011

In 2009, a second major conference was held in Salzberg for the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (ESTIS). This book is the result of the discussions that occurred at that meeting. With a broad methodology, this volume edited by David Cheetham, Ulrich Winkler, Oddbjorn Leirvik, and Judith Gruber include discussions on power, gender, colonialism, globalization, and polemics. Authors in this edited volume focus on the development of queer theory, Islam and gender, interreligious learning, and confessional theology. The book analyzes the issues and challenges that might arise in a multicultural context with competitive understandings of cultural heritage, religious traditions, and sacred texts. The authors propose interreligious hermeneutics as a method to avoid conflict and engage pluralism in the European context.

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