Teaching Interreligious Encounters

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Marc A. Pugliese, Alex Y. Hwang
AAR Teaching Religious Studies
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , September
     296 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Paul Hedges forthcoming.


In Teaching Interreligious Encounters, Marc A. Pugliese and Alexander Y. Hwang have gathered together a multidisciplinary and international group of scholar-teachers to explore the pedagogical issues that occur at the intersection of different religious traditions. 

This volume is a theoretical and practical guide for new teachers as well as seasoned scholars. It breaks the pedagogy of interreligious encounters down into five distinct components. In the first part, essays explore the theory of teaching these encounters; in the second, essays discuss course design. The parts that follow engage practical ideas for teaching textual analysis, practice, and real-world application. 

Despite their disciplinary, contextual, and methodological diversity, these essays share a common vision for the learning goals and outcomes of teaching interreligious encounters. This is a much-needed resource for any teacher participating in these conversations in our age of globalization and migration, with its attendant hopes and fears.

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

Marc A. Pugliese is assistant professor of theology and religion at Saint Leo University. He is the author of The One, the Many and the Trinity: Joseph A. Bracken and the Challenge of Process Metaphysics and Beyond Naïveté: Ethics, Economics, and Values (with Rohnn B. Sanderson). 

Alexander Y. Hwang is an adjunct faculty member at Xavier University and Saint Leo University. He is the author of Intrepid Lover of Perfect Grace: The Life and Thought of Prosper of Aquitaine. He is a co-editor of Strangers in this World: Multi-Religious Reflections on Immigration and The Meaning of My Neighbor's Faith: Inter-Religious Reflections on Immigration.

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