Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

Fostering Interreligious Encounters in Pluralist Societies

Hospitality and Friendship

Authors: Aihiokhai, SimonMary

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  • Calls attention to ways of fostering dialogue among members of different religious traditions in an era of cultural and religious pluralism​
  • Discusses how hospitality and friendship are innately part of the human condition, as well as a relevant part of every religious tradition
  • Explores the historical, cultural, religious, and sociological dynamics among the people of Ihievbe town in Midwestern Nigeria as they pertain to interreligious encounters
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This book calls attention to ways of fostering dialogue among members of different religious traditions in an era of cultural and religious pluralism. To achieve this, the author analyzes the results of an ethnographic study of Ihievbe, a town in Midwestern Nigeria that is religiously pluralistic. Emphasis is given to hospitality and friendship—two key relational, cultural, philosophical, and theological virtues—as tools for constructing healthy interreligious dialogue that is relevant for our times. A critical study is done on the importance of these two dialogical virtues in the religious expressions of Roman Catholicism, Islam, and Ihievbe Traditional Religion. Preference for ethnographic studies is based on stressing the relevance of context in articulating useful practices of interreligious dialogue. Finally, the book articulates ways the fruits of interreligious dialogue can be celebrated in the liturgical rituals of each religion, especially the three religions that are addressed here.

About the authors

SimonMary Asese A. Aihiokhai is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Portland, USA.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Aihiokhai, SimonMary Asese A.

    Pages 1-11

  • A Short Secular and Religious History of Ihievbe Town

    Aihiokhai, SimonMary Asese A.

    Pages 13-28

  • Factors Shaping Religious and Cultural Identities in the Ihievbe Community

    Aihiokhai, SimonMary Asese A.

    Pages 29-41

  • Philosophical and Christological Arguments for Hospitality as a Dialogical Model

    Aihiokhai, SimonMary Asese A.

    Pages 43-65

  • A Case for Hospitality in the Era of Religious Pluralism

    Aihiokhai, SimonMary Asese A.

    Pages 67-81

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eBook $54.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17804-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fostering Interreligious Encounters in Pluralist Societies
Book Subtitle
Hospitality and Friendship
Authors
Series Title
Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17805-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17805-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17804-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 239
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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