publication . Article . 2011

Interreligious Dialogue: A Roman Catholic Perspective

Gregory Baum;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition, volume 4, issue 1, pages 5-20 (issn: 1918-5901, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Saint Paul University
Abstract
To promote peace, justice and freedom in a deeply divided world, the Catholic Church at Vatican Council II promulgated the declaration Nostra aetate in 1965,expressing its respect for the world religions and recommending dialogue and cooperation with their followers. This was a startling event, since from its very beginning the Catholic Church, and in fact all the Christian Churches, wanted to convert the entire world to the Christian faith. Nostae aetate also transformed the relationship of the Catholic Church’s to Jews and Judaism. This innovative teaching has raised theological questions that have not yet been fully answered. A certain lack of clarity has all...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cardinal Ratzinger Benedict XVI, Catholic Church, Interreligious Dialogue, Judaism, Religion, lcsh:Communication. Mass media, lcsh:P87-96, lcsh:Sociology (General), lcsh:HM401-1281
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