Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

James L. Heft

in Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199827879
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919451 | DOI:
Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

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This chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide an overview by leading Catholic scholars of the current state of interreligious dialogue between the Catholic Church and five other world religions. It then discusses the Vatican II’s opening of interreligious dialogue, the purpose of interreligious dialogue, the different meanings of dialogue and evangelization, the theological challenges in interreligious dialogue, and advancing interreligious dialogue today. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Catholic Church; interreligious dialogue; Vatican II; evangelization

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Subjects: East Asian Religions

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