New Paths for Interreligious Theology

Perry Schmidt-Leukel's Fractal Interpretation of Religious Diversity

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Alan Race, Paul Knitter
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , October
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In this thought-provoking book, which evolved from a lively panel discussion at the 2017 AAR conference in Boston, renowned scholars in the fields of comparative and interreligious theology respond to Perry Schmidt-Leukel’s novel approach to the understanding of religious diversity using fractals, patterns found in science and nature.

Conversation partners from multiple faith traditions include Race, Knitter, Francis Clooney, John Makransky, and Ephraim Meir.

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

Alan Race is former dean of postgraduate studies at St. Philip’s Centre, Leicester, and former rector at St. Margaret’s Church, Lee, in South London. He is the editor of the international journal Interreligious Insight and has written numerous books and articles, including Christians and Religious Pluralism (Orbis) and Thinking about Religious Pluralism.

Paul Knitter is professor emeritus of theology, world religions, and culture at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and professor emeritus at Xavier University. His books include Introducing Theologies of Religions and Jesus and the Other Names (both Orbis).