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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues

1st Edition

Edited by Graham Oppy, N.N. Trakakis


886 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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. Kevin Hart
  10. Michael C. Rea
  11. N.N. Trakakis
  12. Second Responses

  13. John Bishop
  14. Heather Eaton
  15. Kevin Hart
  16. Michael C. Rea
  17. N.N. Trakakis

About the Editors

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General