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Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations


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The aim of this series is to publish scholarly works of high merit on relations between believers of various streams of Christianity, as well as relations between believers of Christianity and other religions. We welcome studies from all disciplines, including multi- and interdisciplinary studies, which focus on intra- and inter-religious relations and are non-denominational.

Editorial Board

Francis Clooney (Cambridge, USA)

Fatimah Husein (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez (Mexico City, Mexico)

Jonathan Tan (Cleveland, USA)

Abdulkader Tayob (Cape Town, South Africa)

Anya Topolski (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

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Beyond Bantu Philosophy Contextualizing Placide Tempels’s Initiative in African Thought

Beyond Bantu Philosophy: Contextualizing Placide Tempels’s Initiative in African Thought

1st Edition

Edited By Frans Dokman, Evaristi Magoti Cornelli
July 29, 2022

Franciscan priest Placide Tempels’s 1946 book, Bantu Philosophy, introduced a new discourse about African thought and beliefs, questioning the universality of Western philosophy and establishing paradigms that continue to dominate discussion of the relationships between Africa and the West today. ...

Catholicism in Migration and Diaspora Cross-Border Filipino Perspectives

Catholicism in Migration and Diaspora: Cross-Border Filipino Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Gemma Tulud Cruz
July 28, 2022

This book focuses on the Philippines as a powerhouse in the Catholic and global migration landscape. It offers a wide-ranging look at the roles, dynamics, character, and trajectories of Catholic faith and practice in the age of migration through an interdisciplinary, religious, and theological ...

Religion, Power, and Society in Suriname and Guyana Hindu, Muslim, and Christian Relations

Religion, Power, and Society in Suriname and Guyana: Hindu, Muslim, and Christian Relations

1st Edition

By R. Kirtie Algoe
May 31, 2022

This book surveys the development of the religious landscape in Suriname and Guyana, focusing on the interaction between Hindus, Muslims, and Christians and responses to Christian dominance. It reflects on how and why these religiously diverse Caribbean societies are characterized by relative ...

Confucianism and Christianity Interreligious Dialogue on the Theology of Mission

Confucianism and Christianity: Interreligious Dialogue on the Theology of Mission

1st Edition

Edited By Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
May 30, 2022

This book reflects on three broad themes of Confucian-Christian relations to assist in the appreciation of the church’s theology of mission. While the themes of this volume are theological in orientation, the dialogue is engaged in from an interdisciplinary approach that prioritises the act of ...

Moral Pedagogies for Africa From Ethnic Enmity to Responsible Cohabitation

Moral Pedagogies for Africa: From Ethnic Enmity to Responsible Cohabitation

1st Edition

Edited By Theodros A. Teklu
September 03, 2021

This volume engages with issues of moral responsibility and multiethnic co-existence in the context of contemporary Africa. Post-colonial African states are by and large ethnically diverse. Constructively managing ethnic diversity, however, has always been a challenge to these states, which often ...

Asian Christianity and Theology Inculturation, Interreligious Dialogue, Integral Liberation

Asian Christianity and Theology: Inculturation, Interreligious Dialogue, Integral Liberation

1st Edition

By Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
August 20, 2021

This book provides a comprehensive exploration of Asian Christianity and Theology, with emphasis on how it has developed in different parts of the continent and in the different eras, especially since the end of colonialism in Asia. Asian Theology refers to a unique way of theological reflection ...

Christianity Across Borders Theology and Contemporary Issues in Global Migration

Christianity Across Borders: Theology and Contemporary Issues in Global Migration

1st Edition

By Gemma Tulud Cruz
July 30, 2021

This book offers a comprehensive exploration of key issues in contemporary global migration and considers the theological implications for Christianity, in general, and for Christian faith and practice in various parts of the world, in particular. Migrant Christians, who make up the majority of ...

Global Protestant Missions Politics, Reform, and Communication, 1730s-1930s

Global Protestant Missions: Politics, Reform, and Communication, 1730s-1930s

1st Edition

Edited By Jenna M. Gibbs
July 10, 2019

The book investigates facets of global Protestantism through Anglican, Quaker, Episcopalian, Moravian, Lutheran Pietist, and Pentecostal missions to enslaved and indigenous peoples and political reform endeavours in a global purview that spans the 1730s to the 1930s. The book uses key examples to ...

Moral and Spiritual Leadership in an Age of Plural Moralities

Moral and Spiritual Leadership in an Age of Plural Moralities

1st Edition

Edited By Hans Alma, Ina ter Avest
January 02, 2019

In crisis situations, such as terror attacks or societal tensions caused by migration, people tend to look for explicit moral and spiritual leadership and are often inclined to vote for so-called 'strong leaders'. Is there a way to resist the temptation of the simplistic solutions that these ‘...

Catholic Missionaries and Their Work with the Poor Mitigating Market-Government Failure in Emerging Nations

Catholic Missionaries and Their Work with the Poor: Mitigating Market-Government Failure in Emerging Nations

1st Edition

By Albino Barrera
December 11, 2018

This book explores the vital role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in compensating for the market’s and government’s inability to provide vital services. Its key theoretical contribution is the notion that poverty is the result of a triadic failure—when markets, government, and civil society ...

Religion and Social Reconstruction in Africa

Religion and Social Reconstruction in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Elias Kifon Bongmba
June 05, 2018

Religion has played a major role in both the division and unification of peoples and countries within Africa. Its capacity to cause, and to heal, societal rifts has been well documented. This book addresses this powerful societal force, and explores the implications of a theology of reconstruction,...

The Decline of Established Christianity in the Western World Interpretations and Responses

The Decline of Established Christianity in the Western World: Interpretations and Responses

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Silas Peterson
October 03, 2017

While Church attendance in the West is often cited as being in decline, it is argued that this applies primarily to the older established forms of Christianity. Other expressions of the faith are, in fact, stable or even growing. This volume provides multidisciplinary interpretations of and ...

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