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Interreligious/Interfaith Studies

Defining a New Field

Eboo Patel (Editor), Jennifer Howe Peace (Editor), Noah Silverman (Editor)


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A groundbreaking academic anthology that explores the emerging field of interreligious/interfaith studies

As it is now backed by an impressive number of courses, academic programs and centers, faculty positions, journals and publications, funding, and professional partnerships, there is no longer a question as to whether the interreligious/interfaith field exists. But its meaning and import are still being debated. How is this field distinct from, yet similar to, other fields, such as religious or theological studies? What are its signature pedagogies and methodologies? What are its motivations and key questions? In other words, what is the shape of interfaith and interreligious studies, and what is its distinct contribution? These questions are the driving force behind this anthology.

Praise For Interreligious/Interfaith Studies: Defining a New Field

“This is a powerful and essential tool for incorporating interfaith studies into a variety of settings.”
Publishers Weekly

Beacon Press, 9780807019979, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

About the Author

Eboo Patel is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, and Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. Named by US News & World Report as one of America's Best Leaders of 2009, Patel served on President Obama's Inaugural Faith Council. He is a regular contributor to the public conversation around religion in America.
Jennifer Howe Peace is Associate Professor of Interfaith Studies at Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS). Dr. Peace is the founding co-chair of the "Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group" at the American Academy of Religion. Author of numerous articles and essays on interfaith cooperation, Dr. Peace co-edited My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation.
Noah J. Silverman serves as Senior Director of Learning and Partnerships at Interfaith Youth Core. He has been involved in interfaith work for over fifteen years on three continents, including work at Auburn Theological Seminary, Religions for Peace at the United Nations, and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in London.