Category Archives: Interreligious Studies

ESITIS 2017

Next week, from 26-29 April 2017, the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies will be holding its bi-annual conference. This time in Münster, Germany. There is an excellent line-up of speakers (including amongst more illustrious folk my good … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Religion and Belief (Human Rights), Interreligious Studies, Religion and Atheism/ Secularism, Religion and Politics, Religion and Violence | Leave a comment

Responding to Religiously-Inspired Terror: Mayor Sadiq Khan on the London Attacks

Just to quick note to point to recent RSIS Commentaries on the London terror attack in March outside parliament. The first to appear was by myself, titled as the headline here, which looks at the way such events may be … Continue reading

Posted in Interreligious Studies, Islam, Religion and Politics, Religion and Violence, UK | Leave a comment

Better Disagreement in Practice

When I offered an update on my Towards Better Disagreement: Religion and Atheism in Dialogue book last month I hadn’t seen this report of the event itself, so for a write up of my talk along with the scripts from … Continue reading

Posted in Interreligious Studies, Religion and Atheism/ Secularism | Leave a comment

Religion and Politics: CNA with Profs Julius Lipner, Jospeh Liow, Vali Nasr, and Yan Kejia

On the sidelines of this year’s SRP (Studies in Interreligious Relations in Plural Societies Programme) Symposium, Channel News Asia recorded this episode of Between the Lines documentary with Profs Lipner, Liow, Nasr, and Yan from (respectively): Cambridge University and SRP, … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Religion and Belief (Human Rights), Interreligious Studies, Religion and Politics, Religion and Violence, SRP | Leave a comment

Multiple Religious Belonging after Religion: Strategic Religious Participation and Other Issues

Last month I attended a short conference in Birmingham about Multiple Religious Belonging and ways that church institutions react to it, and can learn to be more welcome to people with such dual/ multiple/ hyphenated identities or belongings. Some interesting … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Comparative Religion, Deconstructing Religion, Interreligious Studies, Multiple Religious Belonging | Leave a comment

The Body(Sattva) on the Cross

A recent publication of mine explores Buddhist-Christian encounters and relations – or more specifically an interreligious, intercultural, or comparative theology – with particular attention to the way that Christology can be rethought through the example of various Chinese (suffering) bodhisattvas. The … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Comparative Theology, Interreligious Studies | Leave a comment

Radicalisation

Those excellent folks at the Religious Studies Project have produced a very good recent podcast on radicalisation by Matthew Francis of CREST which is well worth listening to: Researching Radicalisation I have done a short response to this which is … Continue reading

Posted in Interreligious Studies, Religion and Politics, Religion and Violence | Leave a comment

Twenty-First Century Theologies of Religions

My co-edited text, with Elizabeth Harris and Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi is now off the press and available in physical form to buy. Being with Brill it is an expensive tome, but can be found on Amazon and through all good booksellers: … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, Comparative Theology, Interreligious Studies, Islam, Theologies of Religions | Leave a comment

After the Deconstruction of Religion?

The Finnish scholar Teemu Taira recently did a piece for the Religious Studies Project website on what happens after we deconstruct religion, which can be found here: Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology I was the respondent for this … Continue reading

Posted in Comparative Religion, Deconstructing Religion, Interreligious Studies, Religion and Atheism/ Secularism, Religion and Politics | Leave a comment

Interreligious Studies: The Top 15 Books

Interreligious Studies: The Top 15 Books: Published in the Last 20 Years (1996-2016) A Personal Assessment by Paul Hedges, as of 6th September 2016  A note on my choices: Please note these are very much my choices and are not … Continue reading

Posted in Interreligious Studies | Leave a comment