In our pluralistic world, it’s not sufficient to simply learn about other religions: we must learn from them.
World Religions in Dialogue: A Comparative Theological Approach, Enhanced Edition, provides an opportunity to do just that. Exploring the five major world religions―Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism―this text offers both insider and outsider perspectives on each religious tradition, creating a dialogical approach that combines scholarship with lived experience. Equipped with glossaries, research questions, and suggestions for experiential learning, World Religions in Dialogue invites students to study world religions―and investigate their own inherited traditions―in a way that reflects our pluralistic world.
Pim Valkenberg is an ordinary professor of religion and culture in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.