By Dr Michael Barnes S.J.

Taking the topic of studying as valuable to the accountable perform of interfaith discussion, Michael Barnes discusses a Christian spirituality which builds on virtues of hospitality and the welcoming of different traditions, while preserving the significance of distinction and particularity within the look for that means. every one bankruptcy explores how religion grows as someone crosses a threshold into one other non secular international and learns sensitivity to echoes of the identified within the unknown. Encounters with the non secular different, refracted via texts, conversations, artefacts and locations, are used to demonstrate the traditional Patristic subject matter of 'seeds of the Word'. Cumulatively they express that religion which learns the best way to have interaction imaginatively with one other non secular global regularly returns to the 'home' culture, reinvigorated in its appreciation of the opposite. This booklet contributes to present comparative theology experiences, utilizing a theological method of interreligious stories complementary to 1 in accordance with the event of interpersonal relatives.

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