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Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue Henrique Pinto

Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue

Henrique Pinto

Published October 21st 2003
ISBN : 9780415305686
Hardcover
251 pages
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Foucault, Christianity and Interfaith Dialogue develops a new model for interfaith dialogue using the work of the French historian of ideas, Michel Foucault. The author argues that it is the injustice done to the Other by Roman Catholic, Protestant and other centred and unitary models of religious pluralism that allows the introduction of Foucaults de-centring of transcendence and human reason as an alternative model for understanding religious diversity and the role it ought to play, in the constitution of the self and the making of society. This Foucaultian approach provides a new direction for interfaith dialogue in the modern world and leads to an ethical rather than a nihilistic position while fostering a non-unitary theology of religious pluralism and an open-textured process of self-transformation.The authors original and imaginative application and expansion of Foucaults concept of the More from The Archaeology of Knowledge (1969) makes important and original contributions to academic work on Foucault and contemporary theology.