Project

Between Scylla en Charybdis: The Promise and Pitfalls of Comparative Theology

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theology and religious studies
Keywords
Hinduism comparative theology classic theology comparative science of cultures
 
Project description

The discipline of ‘comparative theology’ is sometimes proposed as an alternative to the ‘classical’ theology of religions which has been criticized for being unable to promote authentic interreligious dialogue. By means of an interdisciplinary approach, this research project aims to investigate the degree to which comparative theology takes account of the epistemological and methodological insights and achievements of both the theology of religions and comparative cultural science.