This series focuses purely on philosophy of religion and not on history, phenomenology, or description. It includes topics such as the problem of freedom and determinism in Islam, Buddhism and God, Indian Religions and the problem of religious diversity, polytheism and modernity, the problem of evil in Medieval Jewish philosophy, religious exclusivism and multiculturalism, Christianity and World Religions, the esoteric vs. exoteric in Western religions and the philosophy of modern religions.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
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.
- interreligious studies
- intercultural theology and philosophy
- comparative theology and philosophy
- theologies of religions