1st Edition

Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues

    958 Pages
    by Routledge

    958 Pages
    by Routledge

    This set of volumes provides a unique approach to the philosophy of religion – a dialogical conversation embracing a wide range of religious faiths and spiritualities, both Western and Eastern, in all their multifarious diversity and concrete manifestations. Each volume stages a highly interactive, genuinely comparative and thoroughly cross-cultural dialogue involving leading scholars and philosophers of religion. Each scholar, as a representative of a particular faith-tradition, is invited to consider how they think the divine; how they believe they are related to it; and how divinity figures in their lived experience. These dialogues not only traverse the traditional terrain of Judeo-Christianity but also explore an array of religions from across the world, from Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism to traditions which are rarely (if ever) studied in contemporary philosophy of religion, such as Daoism, Shinto, Confucianism, and Native American spirituality. In bringing these groups together in meaningful and productive interaction, this set of volumes uncovers the rich and diverse cognitive and experiential dimensions of religious belief and practice.

    Volume One:

    Editors’ Introduction

    Position Statements

    1. Bede Benjamin Bidlack, "Daoism"

    2. Jerome Gellman, "Traditional Judaism"

    3. Freya Mathews, "Panpsychism"

    4. Trichur S. Rukmani, "Non-Theistic Hinduism"

    5. Charles Taliaferro, "Classical, Christian Theism"

    First Responses

    6. Bede Benjamin Bidlack

    7. Jerome Gellman

    8. Freya Mathews

    9. Trichur S. Rukmani

    10. Charles Taliaferro

    Second Responses

    11. Bede Benjamin Bidlack

    12. Jerome Gellman

    13. Freya Mathews

    14. Trichur S. Rukmani

    15. Charles Taliaferro



    Volume Two:

    Editors’ Introduction

    Position Statements

    1. Imran Aijaz, "Sunni Islam"

    2. Sanford Lewis Drob, "Mystical (Kabbalistic) Judaism"

    3. Lisa Isherwood, "Radical Incarnational Christianity"

    4. Koji Suga, "Shinto"

    First Responses

    5. Imran Aijaz

    6. Sanford Lewis Drob

    7. Lisa Isherwood

    8. Koji Suga 

    Second Responses

    9. Imran Aijaz

    10. Sanford Lewis Drob

    11. Lisa Isherwood

    12. Koji Suga



    Volume Three:

    List of Contributors

    Editors’ Introduction 

    Position Statements

    1. Chung-yi Cheng, "Confucianism"

    2. Mahinda Deegalle, "Theravada Buddhism"

    3. Thurman Lee Hester, Jr., "Native American Spirituality"

    4. Mark Manolopoulos, "Radical-Secular Christianity"

    First Responses

    5. Chung-yi Cheng

    6. Mahinda Deegalle

    7. Thurman Lee Hester, Jr.

    8. Mark Manolopoulos

    Second Responses

    9. Chung-yi Cheng

    10. Mahinda Deegalle

    11. Thurman Lee Hester, Jr.

    12. Mark Manolopoulos



    Volume Four:

    Position Statements

    1. John Bishop, A ‘Naturalist’ Christian Theism

    2. Heather Eaton, Ecological Christianity

    3. Kevin Hart, Catholic Christianity

    4. Michael C. Rea, (Reformed) Protestantism

    5. N.N. Trakakis, Orthodox Christianity

    6. First Responses

    7. John Bishop

    8. Heather Eaton

    9. Kev


    Graham Oppy is Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia.

    N.N. Trakakis is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, Australia.