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Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology

Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University, United States & VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paul Hedges, RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Managing Editor
David Moe, Asbury Theological Seminary, United States

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

Editorial Assistant
Erin Elizabeth Umlauf, Emmanuel College, United States

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: [email protected]


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 4, No 1 (2020): Buddhist Responses to Religious Diversity (Special Issue)

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Guest Editor: Elizabeth Harris

Table of Contents


Editors’ Foreword PDF
Paul Hedges 1-2


Buddhism and the Religious Other: Twenty-First Century Dambulla and the Presence of Buddhist Exclusivism in Sri Lanka PDF
Elizabeth J. Harris 3-20
The Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Response to Religious Diversity PDF
Rachel Pang 21-34
Buddhism and Beyond: The Question of Pluralism PDF
Douglas S. Duckworth 35-48
The Dalai Lama and Religious Diversity PDF
Abraham Vélez de Cea 49-60
Religious Diversity and Dialogue: A Buddhist Perspective PDF
Asanga Tilakaratne 61-75
Finding the Rights Questions about Religious Diversity: What Buddhists could Contribute to Discussions of Religious Diversity PDF
Rita M. Gross 76-87
Islamic humanism or humanistic Islam? PDF
Oddbjørn Leirvik 88-101
Conflict, Peace, and Religious Festivals: Muslim-Hindu-Christian Relations on the Eastern Indonesian Island of Lombok PDF
Mohamad Abdun Nasir 102-123

Book Reviews

Body Parts: A Theological Anthropology, by Michelle Voss Roberts. Fortress Press, 2017 PDF
Jon Paul Sydnor 124-127

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