Embodied values and Christian-Muslim dialogue: 'exemplar reasoning' as a model for interreligious conversations

Harrison, V.S. (2011) Embodied values and Christian-Muslim dialogue: 'exemplar reasoning' as a model for interreligious conversations. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 21(1), pp. 20-35. (doi:10.2143/SID.21.1.2129547)

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Abstract

Taking its cue from Hans Urs von Balthasar’s notion of the apologetic value of 'exemplary individuals', or 'saints', this article proposes a new method for facilitating interreligious understanding called 'Exemplar Reasoning', which is based on peer-to-peer conversations. The proposal is developed by elaborating on how the method might be applied to Muslim-Christian dialogue. In according a central role to the pedagogical potential of the lives of exemplary figures within each faith tradition, this approach has the potential to move Muslim-Christian dialogue away from the abstract level of mere philosophical agreement and into a new phase of inter-religious conversation based on the values embodied in the lives of exemplary individuals.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Victoria
Authors: Harrison, V.S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
ISSN:0926-2326

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