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Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology

Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University, United States & VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Douglas Pratt, University of Waikato, New Zealand & University of Bern, Switzerland

Managing Editor
Henry Jansen, Independent Scholar, Netherlands

Book Review Editors
Anne Hege Grung, University of Oslo, Norway
Jon Paul Sydnor, Emmanuel College, United States

ESTIS 2017 Conference Program
The program for Religion & Politics in the Crisis of Engagement:Towards the Relevance of Intercultural Theologies and Interreligious Studies, April 26-29, 2017 is now available. The conference will take place in Muenster / Germany. Click here for more details.

Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology (ISIT) is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for scholars to share ideas and research on a wide range of topics to do with interreligious questions and issues impacting contemporary pluralist society, and to foster a deeper understanding of theoretical and practical matters concerning interreligious relations. The journal aims at stimulating and promoting the various relevant conversations taking place in different parts of the world.

ISIT is committed to an interdisciplinary approach that includes, but is not limited to, interreligious studies, religious studies, (cultural) anthropology, theology, intercultural and comparative theology, Islamic studies, Buddhist studies, Hindu studies, secularism studies, and the engagement between secularism and religions; philosophy, Jewish studies, sociology, political science, gender studies, and various specific dialogue or interreligious encounter fields.  It is also concerned with the encounter between religious traditions and worldviews.

ISIT welcomes all contributions that promote a deep and critical understanding of the systematic and practical issues concerning interreligious relations. It allows discussion of the various questions that arise in the modern situation of a pluralist culture and provides a forum for academic discussion and comparative study of religious beliefs and philosophies of life, of the different moralities involved, and the possibilities of agreement as well as the causes of disagreement. The journal publishes articles by adherents of various religious traditions.

ISIT is published in print and online, with an initial print frequency of 2 issues per volume. The online edition contains supplemental content not appearing in the print version, including interviews, book excerpts, blogs, and profiles of key thinkers in the field.

ISIT is associated closely with the (European) Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. This society, with an international membership, organizes conferences biennially, and members will automatically become subscribers to this journal. Readers who are interested in joining the Society may email the managing editor at the following address:


Publication and Frequency
Two issues per volume year beginning May 2017 (May and Nov.)
ISSN  2397-3471 (Print)
ISSN  2397-348X (Online)



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Vol 1, No 1 (2017)

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Table of Contents


Interreligious Studies, Intercultural Theology: Observing Shifting Paradigms PDF
Nelly van Doorn-Harder 5-9


Who Speaks for Peace? Women and Interreligious Peacemaking PDF
Jeannine Hill Fletcher 11-26
“From Arunachala”: A Hindu-Christian Understanding of Holy Mountains PDF
Gregory Thomas Basker 27-45
Toward a Comparative Theology of Liberation: Exploring the Relevance of Comparative Theology for doing Indian Liberation Theology PDF
Joshua Samuel 47-67
Intercultural Theology and the Historicity of Thinking: Reconstructing the Current German Discussion in Philosophical Perspective PDF
Dirk-Martin Grube 69-89

Round Table

Roundtable: Exploring the Field of Intercultural Theology PDF
John Sheveland 91–92
Trajectories in Intercultural Theology PDF
Robert J. Schreiter 93–97
How to do Intercultural Theology PDF
Franz Gmainer-Pranzl 99–103
Intercultural Theology as a (Post)colonial Project? Reflections from Central Europe PDF
Judith Gruber 105–111
Hitting the Road to Shorten Distances Theologie interkulturell in Frankfurt in its Thirty-Third Year PDF
Thomas Schreijäck 113–118
On Intercultural Theology and the Future of Interreligious Dialogue: A View from Los Angeles, California PDF
Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier 119–124
World Christianity in Dialogue with World Religions PDF
Edmund Kee-Fook Chia 125–131
Intercultural Theology and Missiology PDF
Stefan Paas 133–139
Intercultural Theology and Philosophical Theology PDF
David Cheetham 141–145
Intercultural Theology: A Pentecostal Apologia PDF
Amos Yong 147–151

Book Reviews

Never Wholly Other: A Muslim Theology of Religious Pluralism, by Jerusha Tanner Lampty. Oxford University Press, 2014. 352 pp., Hb., $95.08. ISBN 0190458011 PDF
Wilhelmus Valkenberg 153–155
What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic, by Shahab Ahmed. Princeton University Press, 2016. 624 pp., Hb., $35.20. ISBN 0691164185 PDF
Axel M. Oaks Takacs 156–161

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