From the point at which one faith first became aware of an other, there has been inter-religious dialogue: a dialogue that can lead to a positive and rewarding exchange of ide as between different religious traditions, as Martin Forward shows in his lucid introduction to the topic. Drawing on a wide array of sources, this accessible guide examines the past, present and future possibilities of inter-religious dialogue. Covering everything from the global ethic to the position of women in the community, and drawing on the words of individuals from Socrates to John Wesley, Forward examines many of the world faiths and their varying contributions to the field.
Martin Forward is currently the Helena Wackerlin Professor of Religious Studies at Aurora University, Illinois, and Executive Director of its Center for Faith and Action. He is an ordained Methodist minister, is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, and is an acknowledged expert in contemporary religious studies.
"excellent example of this genre" " a book which combines personal ancedote and experience with some surprising and challenging insights" " a very worthwhile and accessible contributiot to interreligious dialogue."