Other Dates For This Event:
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013
Religious Pluralism: Problem or Promise? The Case of Christianity and Islam
Members of various religious traditions live in increasingly close proximity to one another, making it nearly impossible to avoid the religious “other.” Using relations between Christians and Muslims as a focal point, this course examines some of the ways that thinkers and believers of one religious tradition have understood other religious traditions, both historically and currently. We will examine the exclusivist, inclusivist and pluralist positions and also examine the practical implications of those positions by considering current events and contemporary situations in places as diverse as the United States, Europe, Turkey and Syria. We will conclude by studying a few creative attempts at Christian-Muslim dialogue today.
Christian S. Krokus, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology/Religious Studies, The University of Scranton.
CLASS DATES ARE:
March 5 & 12
April 9, 16, 23 & 30
NO CLASS - MARCH 19, 26 & APRIL 2