Introduction: Religious activism, interfaith dialogue, and interreligious studies 1. A relational approach to the study of religion 2. Philosophies of interreligious dialogue: practice in search of theory 3. Interreligious dialogue and secularity 4. The image of the Other and othering discourses 5. Faith-based diplomacy and interfaith activism: dialogue from above and below 6. Tolerance, conscience, and solidarity: globalized concepts in ethical and religious education? 7. Interreligious hermeneutics and the ethical critique of the Scriptures 8. The sacred space between: a relational theology in dialogue with Islam 9. Interreligious studies and interfaith dialogue, in academia Postscript: United against extremism? Appendices: Three Christian-Muslim statements Endnotes Bibliography Index
Oddbjorn Leirvik is Professor of Interreligious Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is co-initiator of the European Society of Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, and has written extensively in English and Norwegian on Christian-Muslim Relations and Interreligious Dialogue.