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Du syncrétisme en religion : un enjeu indispensable pour penser la tension entre dialogue et conversion

Fridlund, Patrik LU (2015) In Á l’écoute de l’autre. Penser l’altérité au cœur du dialogue inter-religieux p.145-164
Abstract
Christian theology is in favour of interreligious dialogue without proselytism. At the same time, all religious institutions do seem to have a drive to convert those who are not already inside. Hence there is a tension. Redefine the terms seems insufficient to me. The question to deal with is rather when, how, and why is conversion allowed or even praised even though the character of dialogue without efforts to convert is respected. It has to do with our understanding of religion. A widespread and commonly held understanding of religion as stable and isolated entities with believers who are profoundly marked by their belonging, is a view that can and must be questioned if one looks into how religion functions and what people actually do... (More)
Christian theology is in favour of interreligious dialogue without proselytism. At the same time, all religious institutions do seem to have a drive to convert those who are not already inside. Hence there is a tension. Redefine the terms seems insufficient to me. The question to deal with is rather when, how, and why is conversion allowed or even praised even though the character of dialogue without efforts to convert is respected. It has to do with our understanding of religion. A widespread and commonly held understanding of religion as stable and isolated entities with believers who are profoundly marked by their belonging, is a view that can and must be questioned if one looks into how religion functions and what people actually do when they live their religion. Once this is seen, a new perspective on dialogue and on conversion is possible, and thus also a new perspective on the relationship between the two. (Less)
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syncretism, dialogue and conversion, religious belonging, methodological tension
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Á l’écoute de l’autre. Penser l’altérité au cœur du dialogue inter-religieux
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Vivier-Muresan, Anne-Sophie; de la Hougue, Henri; and
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145 - 164
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Desclée de Brouwer
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978-2-220-07597-6
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French
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  editor       = {Vivier-Muresan, Anne-Sophie and de la Hougue, Henri},
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  keyword      = {syncretism,dialogue and conversion,religious belonging,methodological tension},
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  pages        = {145--164},
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  title        = {Du syncrétisme en religion : un enjeu indispensable pour penser la tension entre dialogue et conversion},
  year         = {2015},
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