Hosting the Stranger: Between Religions

Hosting the Stranger: Between Religions

By: James Taylor (editor), Richard Kearney (editor)Hardback

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This title investigates interreligious hospitality from five different religious perspectives: Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic. "Hosting the Stranger" features ten powerful meditations on the theme of interreligious hospitality by eminent scholars and practitioners from the five different wisdom traditions: Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic. By gathering thinkers from different religious traditions around the same timely topic of what it means to "host the stranger," this text enacts the hospitality it investigates, facilitating a hopeful and constructive dialogue between the world's major religions. The first part of the volume offers five different hermeneutic readings that each wrestle with what interreligious hospitality means and what it demands. The second part is divided equally between the five different religious perspectives on hosting the stranger, with two thinkers representing each religion. Together these essays remind us of the urgent need for interreligious hospitality, and more importantly, they testify to its ongoing possibility.

About Author

James Taylor is a teaching fellow in the Philosophy Department at Boston College, USA. His main areas of expertise are Ricoeur, Foucault, Heidegger and Gadamer. Richard Kearney holds the Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy at Boston College and has served as a Visiting Professor at University College Dublin, the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and the University of Nice. He is the author of over 20 books on European philosophy and literature and has edited or co-edited 14 more. He was formerly a member of the Arts Council of Ireland, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland and chairman of the Irish School of Film at University College Dublin.


INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: HOSTING THE STRANGER; Between Hospitality and Hostility, by Richard Kearney (Boston College); Translating Hospitality: Paul Ricoeur's Ethics of Translation, by James Taylor (Boston College); Abraham's Strangers: A Hermeneutic Wager, by Marianne Moyaert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven); Hosts and Guests: East-West Dialogue, by Joseph O'Leary (University Sophia, Tokyo); Impossible Hospitality: A Deconstructive Dilemma, by Chris Yates (Boston College); PART TWO: INTERRELIGIOUS HOSPITALITY; I. Jewish Perspectives; The Open Tent: Angels and Strangers, by Edward Kaplan (Brandeis University); Widows, Orphans, Strangers, by Jacob Meskin (Northeastern University); II. Christian Perspectives; Interreligious Hospitality and its Limits, by Catherine Cornille (Boston College); Welcoming the Stranger, by Patrick Hederman (Abbot, Glenstal Abbey); III. Buddhist Perspectives; The Awakening of Hospitality, by John Makransky (Boston College); Buddhism and Hospitality: Expecting the Unexpected and Acting Virtuously, by Andy Rotman (Smith College); IV. Hindu Perspectives; Hindu Hostings, by Francis Clooney (Harvard University); The Hospitality of Worship, by Swami Tyagananda (Harvard University); V. Islamic Perspectives; The Dead and the City: The Limits of Hospitality in the Early Modern Levant, by Dana Sadji (Boston College); This House is Your House: The Islamic Virtue of Hospitality, by Joseph Lumbard (Brandeis University).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826427373
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780826427373
  • ISBN10: 0826427375

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