Currents of Encounter

Studies in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations

Marianne Moyaert
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Currents of Encounter invites scholarly contributions that utilize interreligious, intercultural, comparative, postcolonial, and other contemporary critical interdisciplinary approaches from across all religious traditions, to address topical questions on the challenges and opportunities arising from intercultural/interreligious engagements, or the intersections of cultures and religions.

Studies dealing explicitly with the dynamics of the intersection of religious and cultural traditions are increasing every year, and scholars have become aware of the complexity and diversity of interreligious and intercultural relations. Recent literature offers a broad panoply of theoretical approaches from theologies of religions to comparative theologies, from discourse analysis to a postcolonial critique focusing on issues of power, from feminist readings asking about the specific role of women in interreligious dialogue to interreligious hermeneutics exploring how meaning may travel across cultural and religious traditions. Currents of Encounter welcomes this variety of works in these disciplines and from interdisciplinary perspectives aiming thus to contribute to a better understanding of the complexities of interreligious and intercultural themes. The board welcomes both monographs and edited volumes.
Possible domains:
- interreligious studies
- intercultural theology and philosophy
- comparative theology and philosophy
- theologies of religions
A Christian-Muslim Comparative Theology of Saints
The Community of God’s Friends
Volume 67
A Comparative History of Catholic and Aš‘arī Theologies of Truth and Salvation
sInclusive Minorities, Exclusive Majorities
Volume 66
Theologising with the Sacred ‘Prostitutes’ of South India
Towards an Indecent Dalit Theology
Volume 65
Reimagining Zen in a Secular Age
Charles Taylor and Zen Buddhism in the West
Volume 64
Critical Perspectives on Interreligious Education
Experiments in Empathy
Volume 63
Untouchable Bodies, Resistance, and Liberation
A Comparative Theology of Divine Possessions
Volume 61
Religious Pluralism and Pragmatist Theology
Openness and Resistance
Volume 60
Walking on the Pages of the Word of God
Self, Land, and Text Among Evangelical Volunteers in Jerusalem
Volume 59
Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Interreligious Hermeneutics
Ways of Seeing the Religious Other
Volume 58
Common Words in Muslim-Christian Dialogue
A study of texts from the Common Word dialogue process
Volume 57
Jain Approaches to Plurality
Identity as Dialogue
Volume 55
Twenty-First Century Theologies of Religions
Retrospection and Future Prospects
Volume 54
Gender Justice in Muslim-Christian Readings
Christian and Muslim Women in Norway: Making Meaning of Texts from the Bible, the Koran, and the Hadith
Volume 53
Migration as a Sign of the Times
Towards a Theology of Migration
Volume 52
The Poetics of Transcendence
Volume 51
Contested Spaces, Common Ground
Space and Power Structures in Contemporary Multireligious Societies
Volume 50
Christology and Evil in Ghana
Towards a Pentecostal Public Theology
Volume 49
Looking Beneath the Surface
Medical Ethics from Islamic and Western Perspectives
Volume 48
Jesus Incognito
The Hidden Christ in Western Art since 1960
Volume 47
The Question of Theological Truth
Philosophical and Interreligious Perspectives
Volume 46
Where Heaven and Earth Meet
The Spiritual in the Art of Kandinsky, Rothko, Warhol, and Kiefer
Volume 45
By: W. Stoker
Reaching for the Sky
Religious Education from Christian and Islamic Perspectives
Volume 43
Looking Beyond?
Shifting Views of Transcendence in Philosophy, Theology, Art, and Politics
Volume 42
Love, Freedom, and Evil
Does Authentic Love Require Free Will?
Volume 41
Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe
Between Texts and People
Volume 40
Fragile Identities
Towards a Theology of Interreligious Hospitality
Volume 39
Roots and Routes
Identity Construction and the Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Volume 37
Jesus as Guru
The Image of Christ among Hindus and Christians in India
Volume 36
Coping with Evil in Religion and Culture
Case Studies
Volume 35
Postcolonial Europe in the Crucible of Cultures
Reckoning with God in a World of Conflicts
Volume 34
Probing the Depths of Evil and Good
Multireligious Views and Case Studies
Volume 33
Naming and Thinking God in Europe Today
Theology in Global Dialogue
Volume 32
Wrestling with God and with Evil
Philosophical Reflections
Volume 31
Faith in the Enlightenment?
The Critique of the Enlightenment Revisited
Volume 30
A Spectrum of Worldviews
An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion in a Pluralistic World
Volume 29
Charting Churches in a Changing Europe
Charta Oecumenica and the Process of Ecumenical Encounter
Volume 28
Isaiah Berlin
A Value Pluralist and Humanist View of Human Nature and the Meaning of Life
Volume 27
Sharing Lights on the Way to God
Muslim-Christian Dialogue and Theology in the Context of Abrahamic Partnership
Volume 26
Religions View Religions
Explorations in Pursuit of Understanding
Volume 25
Limping but Blessed
Jürgen Moltmann’s Search for a Liberating Anthropology
Volume 24
Contextuality in Reformed Europe
The Mission of the Church in the Transformation of European Culture
Volume 23
Fullness of Life for All
Challenges for Mission in Early 21st Century
Volume 22
One Gospel – Many Cultures
Case Studies and Reflections on Cross-Cultural Theology
Volume 21
The Tragedy of Human Freedom
The Failure and Promise of the Christian Concept of Freedom in Western Culture
Volume 20
Critical Faith
Toward a Renewed Understanding of Religious Life and its Public Accountability
Volume 19
Hindu-Christian Dialogue
Theological Soundings and Perspectives
Volume 18
Marianne Moyaert, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Editorial Board:
Catherine Cornille, Boston College, USA
Marion Grau, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway
Paul Hedges, NTU, Singapore
Bagus Laksana, Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Jonathan Tan, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Founding editors:
Jerald D. Gort
Hendrik M. Vroom (†)

Advisory Board:
Gavin d'Costa, University of Bristol, Department of Religion and Theology
Lejla Demiri, University of Tubingen, Center for Islamic Theology
Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Jim Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture
Mechteld Jansen, Protestant Theological University, Amsterdam
Edward Kessler, Woolf Institute and Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge
Oddbjorn Leirvik, University of Oslo, Faculty of Theology
Hugh Nicholson, Loyola University Chicago, Department of Theology
Anant Rambachan, St. Olaf College, Northfield, USA
John Sheveland, Gonzaga University
Mona Siddiqui, University of Edingburgh, School of Divinity
Pim Valkenberg, Catholic University of America
Michelle Voss Roberts, Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto
Ulrich Winkler (†)
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