Often Christian interfaith engagement has been viewed through the lense of theology of religions where the primary questions are often about the salvific destiny of people of other faiths. 'Faith, Hope and Love' offers an alternative approach asking how do Christian interfaith practitioners live out their discipleship in a multi-faith world? And what, theologically, is being expressed in their activity?
Demonstrating a new and innovative approach to interfaith engagement, this book argues for theological reflection on the multi faith reality of our society to focus on the practice of Christian interfaith engagement, drawing on the methodology of practical theology to explore the impact of encounter on Christian self-understanding. It suggests that other faith traditions are no longer a theological problem to be solved or people to be 'saved' but a potential 'means of grace' in which the Christian disciple learns more about God and grows in their relationship with Christ.
Part 1 Towards a Practical Theology of Interfaith Engagement
1. Faith, Hope and Love - Pedagogy for Interfaith Engagement
2. Beyond New Contestations - A Practical Theological Challenge to Particularists and Pluralists
3. Interfaith Engagement, Non-Violence and the Way of Salvation
Part 2 Challenging Islamophobia, Affirming Multiculturalism
4. Challenging Islamophobia - A Practical Theological Reflection
5. Rejoicing in the Truth - A Practical Theological Affirmation of Multiculturalism