Published March 3, 2014 | Version v1
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Inter-religious Studies: Reconciling Theology and Religious Studies


  • 1. Duta Wacana Christian University


This chapter introduces inter-religious studies as a sub-discipline related to both theology and religious studies. In a multi-cultural context, conventional theological approaches based merely on a particular religious tradition would not be adequate. At the same time, religious studies disconnected from a real faith community would also contribute too little to societal life. Inter-religious studies have the potentials to enrich both theology and religious studies in order for them to be more relevant to the contemporary situation.     



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