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One earth, many religions : multifaith dialogue and global responsibility

Paul F. Knitter (Author)
One of the world's foremost exponents of the "pluralist" position as the most adequate Christian theological account of religious diversity turns to a new and urgent issue facing the community of world religions. For Paul Knitter, the spectre of environmental and social injustice looms over any serious discussion of humankind's future. As urgent as it is to have peace among the world's believers to achieve peace among nations, it is urgent that these communities unite in understanding and defending of the earth. In One Earth Many Religions Knitter looks back at his own "dialogical odyssey" and forward to the way that interfaith encounters and dialogue must focus attention on new challenges. Nothing less than enlisting the commitment of the world's religions on the task of saving our common home will do. In making that case, Knitter makes clear the complex structurespolitical, economic, and social as well as religious - that face those who approach this task. While articulating a "this-worldly soteriology" necessary to overcome our eco-human plight, Knitter offers practical considerations on actions and projects that have and should have been undertaken to stem the tide of environmental and human suffering. The global crisis is both at the center of One Earth Many Religions and a test case for Knitter and others engaged in the dialogue of religions. Can religious differences concerning the nature of the transcendent themselves be transcended in order to promote eco-human well-being? The issue seems basic and clearif interreligious dialogue cannot effect such a change, then one must question whether religion is of any use whatsoever
eBook, English, ©1995
Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., ©1995
1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages)
9781608332045, 1608332047
Foreword / Hans Kung
My dialogical odyssey : an autobiographical introduction
Talking about what really matters : a correlational and globally responsible model for dialogue
Problems and pitfalls : the critics weigh in
Global suffering calling for global responsibility : the pain of the world as a religious challenge
Global responsibility : common ground for interfaith dialogue : giving priority to praxis and the voice of victims
Whose justice? Whose liberation? : directing the many salvations to the one world
The one earth and our many stories : eco-human well-being as a criterion for religious truth
How does it work? : practical suggestions for a globally responsible dialogue
It's working : examples of a globally responsible dialogue
An introductory conclusion : theological left-overs
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010