Der interreligise Dialog in der Perspektive asiatischer Theologen: - Eine Standortbestimmung nach [The interreligious dialog in the Asian theologians/Le dialogue interreligieux dans la thologie asiatique]

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TitleDer interreligise Dialog in der Perspektive asiatischer Theologen: - Eine Standortbestimmung nach [The interreligious dialog in the Asian theologians/Le dialogue interreligieux dans la thologie asiatique]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsEvers, G.
JournalNeue Zeitschrift fr Missionswissenschaft
Volume58
Pagination1
Date Published2002
PublisherVerein zur Frderung der Missionswissenschaft
ISBN Number0028-3495
KeywordsAsia, Asie, Catholic theology, Church, Dialogue interreligieux, Eglise, English:: - Mission, Esprit-Saint, French:: - Mission, Hermeneutics, Hermneutique, Holy Spirit, Interreligious dialogue, Pluralisme religieux, Religious pluralism, Salut, Salvation, Thologie catholique
Abstract

Interreligious dialogue constitutes a special problem for the Asian minority Churches living amidst the great Asian religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Taoism and many other religious traditions. The challenge of this live experience of religious pluralism demands fresh theological reflection. Asian theologians feel called to respond to this task to find new answers to the many theological problems hitherto not yet tackled in traditional Catholic theology. The recent declaration Dominus Jesus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is seen by Asian theologians as sharp criticism and rejection of many of their attempts to formulate new answers to the problem of religious pluralism, the contribution of Asian Catholic theologians and delineates the central problems of the role of the Holy Spirit, the aim of dialogue, the hermeneutical problem of dialogical language, the relationship between dialogue and proclamation. The presente debate is an indication that there are still many open questions and that there is a need to allow theological reflection in order to arrive at new answers.