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Pratt, Douglas

Works: 63 works in 193 publications in 2 languages and 2,864 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Contributor, Honoree, 080
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Most widely held works by Douglas Pratt
The church and other faiths : the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, and interreligious dialogue by Douglas Pratt( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates the coming-to-be, principal features and theological outcomes of interreligious dialogue as an activity of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Roman Catholic Church (Vatican). The embrace of dialogical engagement represents a dramatic departure from almost two millennia of hostile Christian regard toward other faiths. The development of this phenomenon is outlined and explored, with research focussed on the work of relevant offices of the WCC and the Vatican during the final four decades of the 20th century. A principal task has been to construct a comparative narrative that provides the basis for a close analysis and assessment of policy and practice, together with theological reflection and critique. A hypothesis of three dimensions, or theological 'moments', that constitute a theology of dialogue has both informed and been tested by the undergirding research. The conclusion suggests that the more inclusive term 'interfaith engagement' today better encapsulates the ongoing field of concern, action, and theological reflection with respect to Christian relations to other religions, and that a model of transcendental dialogue is now requisite for the future of this engagement
Religious diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific : national case studies by Gary D Bouma( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the religious diversity of twenty-seven nations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. These nations are a living laboratory of various religious blends, thus providing a wealth of case studies on diversity management
The challenge of Islam : encounters in interfaith dialogue by Douglas Pratt( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressing challenges arising from Christian-Muslim encounter, this book engages with the primary challenge - enabling outsiders to understand the religion of Islam. Douglas Pratt offers distinctive perspectives that complement much other literature in the study of Islam and in particular of Christian-Muslim relations and the relation of Islam and the West. Whilst in recent years there have been many introductions to Islam, a book that combines introductory material with issues of the relationship of Islam to Christianity and Judaism, and issues of dialogical engagement, is rare and offers an important complementary perspective to other texts."--Jacket
Understanding interreligious relations by David Cheetham( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Interreligious Relations is a reference work of relevance to students and scholars as well as of interest to a wider informed public. It comprises two main parts. The first provides expositions and critical discussions of the ways in which "the other" has been construed and addressed from within the major religious traditions. The second presents analysis and discussions of key issues and topics in which interreligious relations are an integral constituent
Religion and extremism : rejecting diversity by Douglas Pratt( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite a popular focus on Islam, it is not just some Muslims who are violent; extremist Jews and Christians can also enact terror and destruction. Douglas Pratt addresses the question of religion and extremism, focussing on the three so-called 'monotheistic' religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Religion and Extremism: Rejecting Diversity argues that a rejection of Absolutism, results in extreme behaviours and increasingly, in hardening social and religious responses. Arguably all, and especially theistic, religions are concerned with the Absolute and notions such as absolute truth, values, and communal unity. For Christianity, the motif of one Lord, one baptism, one Church. For Islam, the juxtaposition of belief in one God, the Qur'an as the Word of God, and the Ummah as the singular community of Muslims. For Jews it is perhaps the gift of Torah, observant practice, and the sense of communal solidarity through the vicissitudes of history. Douglas Pratt argues that however expressed, the motif of the 'Absolute' is central to all, but how that absolute is and has been received, interpreted and responded to, is a matter of great diversity. Each religion is historically pluriform, yet each can show expressions of absolutism in which variety of interpretation is excluded, leading to extremism. Arguing that 'Absolutism' reveals an underlying dynamic in which religions may lead to extremism, the author concludes with a discussion of contemporary mutual extremism and how extremism may be countered
Fear of Muslims? : international perspectives on Islamophobia by Douglas Pratt( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a sober, evidenced-based look at the contemporary phenomenon of Islamophobia in both 'old-world' Europe, and the 'new-world' of America and Australia, and Southeast Asia. It includes theoretical and conceptual discussions about what Islamophobia is, how it manifests, and how it can be addressed, together with historical analysis, applied research and case-study chapters, considering the reality that manifests as a fear of Muslims. Anxiety about the world's second largest religion manifests as prejudice, discrimination and vilification and, in extreme cases, violence and murder. The real and perceived problems of the relationship between Islam and the West contribute to the phenomenon of Islamophobia. This is a unique, multi-disciplinary work, with authors approaching the topic from a number of academic disciplines and from different religious and national backgrounds, providing for a greater appreciation of the complexity and diversity of Islamophobia. This multicultural and multi-religious approach undergirds the valuable insights the volume provides. This book will be of interest to all concerned with the phenomenon of Islamophobia, and especially researchers and students in the social sciences, as well as scholars with a specific interest in Muslims living as minorities in the West. Also, those working in political science, international relations, sociology, religious studies and other fields will all find it of value. -- Provided by publisher
Christian engagement with Islam : ecumenical journeys since 1910 by Douglas Pratt( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did the Christian Church, in the twentieth century, engage in dialogue with Islam? What has been the ecumenical experience? What is happening now? Such questions underlie Douglas Pratt's 'Christian Engagement with Islam: Ecumenical Journeys since 1910.' Pratt charts recent Christian (WCC and Vatican) engagement with Islam up to the early 21st century and examines the ecumenical initiatives of Africa's PROCMURA, Building Bridges, and the German Christian-Muslim Theological Forum, together with responses to the 2007 Common Word letter. Between them, Islam and Christianity represent over half the earth?s population. Their history of interaction, positive and negative, impacts widely still today. Contentious issues remain real enough, yet the story and ongoing reality of contemporary Christian-Muslim engagement is both exciting and encouraging
The character of Christian-Muslim encounter : essays in honour of David Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a Festschrift in honour of David Thomas (Professor of Christianity and Islam, and Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Inter Religious Relations, at the University of Birmingham, UK). The Editors have put together a collection of over 30 contributions from colleagues of Professor Thomas that commences with a biographical sketch and representative tribute provided by a former doctoral student, and comprises a series of wide-ranging academic papers arranged to broadly reflect three dimensions of David Thomas's academic and professional work - studies in and of Islam; Christian-Muslim relations; the Church and interreligious engagement. These are set in the context of a focused theme - the character of Christian-Muslim encounters - and cast within a broad chronological framework
Relational deity : Hartshorne and Macquarrie on God by Douglas Pratt( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism and Christianity : toward dialogue : a New Zealand contribution( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking religion : exploratory investigations by Douglas Pratt( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being open, being faithful : the journey of interreligious dialogue by Douglas Pratt( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In some ways the frontier of global Christianity lies not in repairing its past divisions so much as bravely facing its future in a world of many other faiths and conflicting convictions. Douglas Pratt's new work is a brief history, astute analysis, and trustworthy guide for Christian encounter in this pluralistic environment. A central argument of this perceptive work is that interreligious dialogue has moved so far as to fundamentally change the , attitudes and openness of world religious traditions to each other, promising a future more open and less hostile than one might otherwise think. Pratt presents and reflects on the recent history of interreligious encounter and dialogue, and he traces the manifold difficulties involved, especially as they are experienced in Roman Catholic and WCC engagements with other faiths. But Pratt does much more: along with the history of such encounters, Pratt examines the issue of Christian discipleship in the context of interfaith engagement, the operative models, the thorny issue of core theological commitments, and what, in Pratt s view, might be the shape of Christian identity in light of such encounters
Religion : a first encounter by Douglas Pratt( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious citizenships and Islamophobia( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rescue the perishing : comparative perspectives on evangelism and revivalism( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interreligious engagement and theological reflection : ecumenical explorations( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity and interaction : Islam and the challenge of interreligious dialogue by Douglas Pratt( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From encounter to commitment : interreligious experience and theological engagement by International Conference on Interreligious Relations and Ecumenical Issues( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Islamic theology and law by Ignác Goldziher( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ignaz Goldziher was a pre-eminent scholar of Islam during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book encapsulates his own lifetime of work and provides something of an historical commentary on his epoch in the Western academic study of Islam. One of its strengths is that Goldziher's investigation of historical development probes into underlying religious motivations and allied theological issues. The book quickly became a classic of its day. It remains a classic that, in our day, is well worth re-visiting as it can still inform our understanding of contemporary Islam, whose roots lie in all that Goldziher covers
Christian-Muslim relations : a bibliographical history( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Religious diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific : national case studies
Religious diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific : national case studiesThe challenge of Islam : encounters in interfaith dialogueRelational deity : Hartshorne and Macquarrie on GodRethinking religion : exploratory investigationsIntroduction to Islamic theology and law
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