Dialogue Not Monologue

Benedict XVI & Religious Pluralism

How is Benedict XVI, long a defender of orthodoxy and famous critic of the “dictatorship of relativism,” likely to approach interreligious dialogue? Does he see religious pluralism and tolerance as little more than an enticement to indifferentism or as something potentially more spiritually and intellectually fruitful?

While in India this summer, I spent a good bit of time reading two books by Benedict: Many Religions-One Covenant...

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Francis X. Clooney, SJ, is Parkman Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

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