Intercultural Theology, Volume 3

A Theology of Interreligious Relations

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Henning Wrogemann
Missiological Engagements
  • Downers Grove, IL: 
    IVP Academic
    , February
     475 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Wemimo Jaiyesimi forthcoming.


Christianity is not only a global but also an intercultura lphenomenon.

In this third volume of his three-volume Intercultural Theology, Henning Wrogemann proposes that we need to go beyond currently trending theologies of mission to formulate both a theory of interreligious relations and a related but methodologically independent theology of interreligious relations.

Migratory movements are contributing to an ongoing process of religious pluralization in societies that tended to be more religiously homogenous in the past. Interreligious platforms, movements, and organizations are growing in number. Meanwhile, everyday life continues to be characterized by very different modes of interreligious cooperation. Coming to a better understanding of such modes is a major concern for societies with high levels of religious and cultural plurality.

Wrogemann's conviction is that much would be achieved if we posed new and different questions. When it comes to interreligious relations, what is significant, and what is meaningful? What exactly is a dialogue? Which factors are at play when people from different cultural and religious traditions come into contact with each other as physical beings in real-life situations? What about the different images of the self and of the other? Which interests and hidden motives underlie which claims to validity? Exploring these questions and more in masterful scope and detail, Wrogemann's work will richly inform the study of interreligious relations.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Henning Wrogemann holds the Chair for Mission Studies, Comparative Religion, and Ecumenics at the Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel in Germany, where he also heads the Institute for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. He is Chairman of the German Society of Missiology.

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