The Interface between Research and Dialogue: Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa

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Klaus Hock (ed.)

Adjunct Proceedings of the XVIIIth Quinquennial Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (5-11 August 2000, Durban/South Africa)

ISBN 978-3-8258-6669-6
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2003
Seiten 192
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Christentum und Islam im Dialog

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In Africa as elsewhere, many scholars of religion are both involved in
the study of religions and engaged in the field of dialogue. But how about
the relationship between these two domains? Does the engagement in
dialogue illegitimately interfere with the commitment to sound research?
Should the study of religions be bound to a scientific ethos which
furthers the principle of dialogue – or would this turn Religious Studies
into an ideological endeavour? Is dialogue possibly a crucial aspect of a
future History of Religions, especially in the context of Christian-Muslim
relations in Africa?