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Being Religious Interreligiously - Peter C. Phan

Being Religious Interreligiously

Paperback Published: 9th November 2004
ISBN: 9781570755651
Number Of Pages: 310

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In a new, daring book, Peter Phan shows that being ?monoreligious? is going to become ever more rare. Instead, migration, globalization, and postmodern thought have created a situation where boundaries are porous and most people will be genuinely religious only if they live ?interreligiously.' Himself both Vietnamese and American, Peter Phan knows in his body the stresses of intercultural and interreligious living. In this splendid volume he asks questions about and reflects on such issues as whether cultural diversity is a blessing or a curse in the spiritual life. Whether there is an essential core identity that must be passed on in Catholic education. Whether there are true ?equivalents? in the search for interreligious understanding. How one is to preach about Jews and Judaism. What does the Holocaust mean from the perspective of Asian liberation theology. While it is understandable that gatekeepers and boundary watchers want to keep their various traditions pure, Phan reflects on the question, How much uniformity people in a postmodern world can and will tolerate in life, liturgy, and denominational self-definition? And he does so in ways that will cause both lazy pluralists and unreflective gatekeepers realize both how high are the stakes and how difficult finding answers will be.

Introduction : theology and interreligious dialogue in the postmodern age
Doing theology interreligiously in the postmodern age
The wisdom of holy fools : a way to the love of truth in postmodernityp. 3
Now that I know how to teach, what do I teach? : in search of the unity of faithp. 23
To be or not to be Catholic : is it still the question? : Catholic identity amid religious pluralismp. 42
Multiple religious belonging : opportunities and challenges for theology and churchp. 60
Christianity in dialogue with other religions
The claim of uniqueness and universality : the logic of interreligious dialoguep. 85
God as holy mystery : the quest for god-equivalents in interreligious dialoguep. 102
Talking of God in many and diverse cultures and religions : a god for Asiap. 115
Transformation and liberation by enlightenment : Jesus as the enlightener and as the enlightened onep. 128
Jesus as the universal savior : God's eternal covenant with the Jewish peoplep. 137
Jews and Judaism in light of the Catechism of the Catholic church : on the way to reconciliationp. 147
The Holocaust : reflections from the perspective of Asian liberation theologyp. 161
Holy war, unholy violence : perspectives on religion and peacebuildingp. 186
Worship in the postmodern world
Liturgical inculturation : unity in diversity in the postmodern agep. 213
How much uniformity can we stand? : how much unity do we want? : worship in a multicultural and multi-religious contextp. 245
Liturgy of life as summit and source of Eucharistic liturgy : church worship as symbolization of liturgy of life?p. 257
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ISBN: 9781570755651
ISBN-10: 1570755655
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 9th November 2004
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44

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