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Une lecture phénoménologique des dialogues interreligieux
A Phenomenological Reading of Inter-religious Dialogues

Appearance of Other?

Author(s): Markus Kneer
Subject(s): Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Editura Eikon
Keywords: Theory of dialogue; Interfaith dialogue; Christian-Muslim Encounter; Phenomenology

Summary/Abstract: What can literary interfaith dialogues teach us about real interfaith dialogue? Some would say: Nothing, they are only texts and they omit central elements of a real dialogue like the corporal presence of the speakers, their gestures and facial expressions, the orality of the discourses, the inter-subjectivity. Even if this argument is to a certain extent justifiable, it would be interesting to try another kind of reading of the texts, a phenomenological reading which tries to let appear the persons in dialogue, and perhaps even more: the appearance of the divine reality beyond the human concepts which are used in the controversy and bound to a certain theological system. By this phenomenological reading the reader himself becomes involved in the dialogue and bears a responsibility for his development.

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 179-190
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: French