Interreligious Learning

The Problem of Interreligious Dialogue in Primary Education

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Carl Sterkens

The increasing plurality of religions and world-views in western society has major implications for religious communication in both public and private settings. This study is an important step in an exploration of the consequences of this religious plurality for religious education in primary education. The chief concern of this study is the following question: To what extent is a pedagogic model in which pupils are encouraged to participate in an interreligious dialogue adequate for coping with this religious plurality? To address this question, the author discusses the following research questions: what are the cognitive, the affective and the attitudinal effects of the interreligious model for religious education, and can this model be legitimised?
These questions are considered in the context of a discussion of the meaning of religion and an elaboration of the aim of religious education within the context of a secularized and multicultural society.

Present-Day Spiritualities

Contrasts and Overlaps

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Edited by Elisabeth Hense, Frans P.M. Jespers and Peter J.A. Nissen

Many forms of present-day Western spirituality contribute to people’s well-being, whereas others have raised criticism. The study of these different forms is, however, complicated by their continuously diverging practices and ideas. By bringing to bear a multidisciplinary approach, the ten specialists of this volume are able to analyze diverse new instances of spirituality, e.g. in religious contexts (Buddhism, Christianity), popular use, organizations and enterprises, (alternative) health service, and works of art. Most contributions also discuss methods and theories. In their editorial chapters, Elisabeth Hense, Frans Jespers and Peter Nissen show the remarkable overlaps in the approaches, definitions and evaluations of the contributions in this volume and provide a theoretical framework. Both the fresh analyses and the theoretical reflections in this volume point the way to new approaches in this field of study.

Contributors include: Jerry Biberman, Mark Elliott, Miguel Farias, Johan Goud, Paul Heelas, Elisabeth Hense, Frans Jespers, Hubert Knoblauch, Peter Nissen, Paul van der Velde

Recycling Biblical Figures

Papers read at a NOSTER colloquium in Amsterdam, 12-13 May 1997

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Edited by Athalya Brenner and Jan Willem van Henten

STAR - Studies in Theology and Religion, 1

This collection of essays presented by senior international scholars and junior biblical scholars during a colloquium and two master classes of the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (NOSTER) discusses the processes by which biblical entities are appropriated, updated, rewritten, reinterpreted and transmitted in subsequent written sources.
The contributions focus on textual figures as well as the recycling of concepts, entities, ideologies and theologies. The contributors include, among others, J. Barr, J.C. de Moor, H.A. McKay, P. Beentjes, R.S. Kraemer, and J. Tromp.

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Edited by A. van Egmond and Dirk van Keulen

The International Reformed Theological Institute (IRTI) was founded in 1995. Its purpose is to create a platform where Reformed theologians from all over the world can meet each other, become acquainted with each other's work, discuss theological issues and stimulate each other in scholarly theological research. The members of IRTI present their work in the series Studies in Reformed Theology. Thus, the volumes of this series offer a perspective on the theological insights and spirituality of Reformed theologians all over the world.

The fourth and fifth volume of the series Studies in Reformed Theology contain the contributions to the third international conference of the IRTI. Leading theme of the conference was 'Christian Hope in Context.'

The fourth volume contains contributions from the perspective of historical research, biblical theology, systematic theology and the relation between biblical and secular literature. All articles in one way or another reflect the cotnext of the author.

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Eva Elm

The Vita Augustini of Possidius has long stood in the shadow of the Confessions, in comparison to which it was considered the unremarkable work of a mediocre author. Only in the last decade have scholars begun to appreciate its value as an historical and hagiographical text. The present study extends the lines of reappraisal by making the entire literary genre 'the episcopal biography' the subject of its investigation. It offers detailed analysis of the episcopal biography from late antiquity through the ninth century, together with its most important model, the hellenistic 'Lives' of philosophers. Thus the author achieves not only a scholarly reassessment of the Vita Augustini, but a reevaluation of one of the most important literary subgenres of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

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Edited by A. van Egmond and Dirk van Keulen

The International Reformed Theological Institute (IRTI) was founded in 1995. Its purpose is to create a platform where Reformed theologians from all over the world can meet each other, become acquainted with each other's work, discuss theological issues and stimulate each other in scholarly theological research. The members of IRTI present their work in the series Studies in Reformed Theology. Thus, the volumes of this series offer a perspective on the theological insights and spirituality of Reformed theologians all over the world.

The fourth and fifth volume of the series Studies in Reformed Theology contain the contributions to the third international conference of the IRTI. Leading theme of the conference was 'Christian Hope in Context.'

This fifth volume contains contributions form the different African and Asian perspectives. Other articles reflect the ecological crisis, feminist theology and Ecumenism. At the end of this volume the devotional contributions to the conference may be found. All articles and contributions in one way or another reflect the context of the author.

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Edited by Evans

This volume deals with the development of a major phenomenon of the medieval academic world, the adoption, after initial uncertainties, of the Sentences of the twelfth century Peter Lombard as the standard textbook of medieval theology, and the growth of a huge literature of commentary upon it from the thirteenth century.
The first of two projected volumes is a survey of this literature and a series of studies of authors and their commentaries in the principal centres of Paris and Oxford and elsewhere, by modern scholars at the leading edge of current research.
This should prove an indispensable resource for the future, bringing together as it does the status quaestionis on this literature.

Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan and Lukas Vischer

Volume 4 of the award-winning reference work on Christianity

The multiple award-winning Encyclopedia of Christianity (EC), copublished by Brill and Eerdmans, is a monumental five-volume work presenting the history and current state of the Christian faith in its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world.

Volume 4 of the EC contains more than 300 articles covering the alphabetical entries P–Sh — articles on significant topics ranging from Paul, political theology, and the Qur'an to religious liberty, salvation history, and scholasticism.


The Encyclopedia of Christianity is also available online

Edited by Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan and Lukas Vischer

Volume 2 of the award-winning reference work on Christianity.
The multiple award-winning Encyclopedia of Christianity (EC), copublished by Brill and Eerdmans, is a monumental five-volume work presenting the history and current state of the Christian faith in its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world. The much-anticipated second volume of the EC contains more than 300 articles for alphabetical entries E–I. Written by leading scholars from around the world, the articles in Volume 2 range from discussions of early church history, ethics, and evil to entries on Holy Week, icons, and Christianity in Ireland.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity is also available online

Edited by Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan and Lukas Vischer

Volume 3 of the award-winning reference work on Christianity

The multiple award-winning Encyclopedia of Christianity (EC), copublished by Brill and Eerdmans, is a monumental five-volume work presenting the history and current state of the Christian faith in its rich spiritual and theological diversity around the world.
The much-anticipated third volume of the EC contains more than 350 articles for alphabetical entries J - O. Written by leading scholars from around the world, the articles in volume 3 range from discussions of Jesus, the kingdom of God, and Martin Luther to marriage and divorce, North American theology, and the Orthodox Church.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity is also available online