Special Issue "European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology"

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A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444). This special issue belongs to the section "Philosophical and Theological Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Francis X. Clooney
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Website: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/faculty/clooney.cfm
E-Mail: fclooney@hds.harvard.edu
Phone: +1 617 384 9396
Interests: classical hinduism in the sanskrit and tamil traditions; comparative christian-hindu theology; christian missionary encounters with asia religions

Guest Editor
Dr. John Berthrong
School of Theology, Boston University, One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Website: http://www.bu.edu/sth/profile/john-h-berthrong/
E-Mail: jhb@bu.edu
Phone: +1 617 353 6136
Fax: +1 617 353 3061
Interests: interfaith dialogue, multiple religious participation, Chinese and East Asian religion and philosophy, comparative theology and philosophy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Comparative theology is a field with a lineage as long as the earliest efforts by believers to engage, understand, learn from and critique other religions. In the 1980s and 1990s, scholars revived the field as timely in light of today’s religious diversity. They have given it some new characteristics, tried new methods, and argued for fresh implications, and thus in a real sense reinvented the discipline, affording new energy to the study of religions in practice and in the particular, without undue a priori attention to theoretical presuppositions and issues of method. Now younger theologians in different traditions have further interrogated its presumptions and practices and brought it into conversation with post-colonialism, gender studies, ethnographic research, and a (re)turn to theologies of religious pluralism. This thematic issue focuses on the European context to see how this new field has been received, understood, and critiqued among scholars writing in Europe.

Helpful recent secondary sources include Francis X Clooney’s Comparative Theology (2010), and his edited volume, with contributions from younger scholars, The New Comparative Theology (2010).

Prof. Dr. Francis X. Clooney
Dr. John Berthrong
Guest Editors


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Keywords

  • comparative
  • theology
  • religious reading
  • practice
  • particularit

Published Papers (13 papers)

Religions 2014, 5(1), 21; doi:10.3390/rel5010021
Received: 7 January 2014; Accepted: 16 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014
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Religions 2013, 4(1), 67-76; doi:10.3390/rel4010067
Received: 5 December 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 31 January 2013
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1195-1197; doi:10.3390/rel3041195
Received: 19 November 2012; Accepted: 14 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1180-1194; doi:10.3390/rel3041180
Received: 6 November 2012; in revised form: 13 December 2012 / Accepted: 17 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1144-1161; doi:10.3390/rel3041144
Received: 3 November 2012; in revised form: 4 December 2012 / Accepted: 11 December 2012 / Published: 12 December 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1120-1137; doi:10.3390/rel3041120
Received: 10 November 2012; in revised form: 1 December 2012 / Accepted: 3 December 2012 / Published: 4 December 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1085-1093; doi:10.3390/rel3041085
Received: 1 September 2012; in revised form: 5 November 2012 / Accepted: 12 November 2012 / Published: 14 November 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1054-1074; doi:10.3390/rel3041054
Received: 26 September 2012; in revised form: 13 October 2012 / Accepted: 16 October 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1041-1053; doi:10.3390/rel3041041
Received: 27 September 2012; in revised form: 27 October 2012 / Accepted: 29 October 2012 / Published: 1 November 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 1025-1040; doi:10.3390/rel3041025
Received: 2 September 2012; in revised form: 26 October 2012 / Accepted: 29 October 2012 / Published: 30 October 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 983-992; doi:10.3390/rel3040983
Received: 14 September 2012; in revised form: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 15 October 2012 / Published: 22 October 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 973-982; doi:10.3390/rel3040973
Received: 22 August 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 17 October 2012
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Religions 2012, 3(4), 964-972; doi:10.3390/rel3040964
Received: 26 July 2012; in revised form: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Last update: 28 May 2014

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