Currents of Encounter

Studies in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations

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

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Marianne Moyaert, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands Editorial Board: Claudio Carvalhaes, Union Theological Seminary, USA Catherine Cornille, Boston College, USA Marion Grau, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Norway Paul Hedges, NTU, Singapore Henry Jansen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Bagus Laksana, Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Willie L. van der Merwe, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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 Mona Siddiqui, University of Edingburgh, School of Divinity Pim Valkenberg, Catholic University of America Michelle Voss Roberts, Wake Forest University School of Divinity Ulrich Winkler, University of Salzburg, Center for Intercultural Theology and the Study of Religions