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Teaching Interreligious Encounters$
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Marc A. Pugliese and Alex Y. Hwang

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190677565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190677565.001.0001

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Teaching Interreligious Encounter

Teaching Interreligious Encounter

A Primer on Undergraduate Course Design

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(p.136) 9 Teaching Interreligious Encounter
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Teaching Interreligious Encounters
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Hans Gustafson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0010

This chapter offers instructors in higher education some basic tools and elements of course design for interreligious encounter in the undergraduate classroom. Aiming at practice over theory, it provides practical suggestions for fostering interreligious understanding from the first day of class through the end of the semester. These suggestions include the use of guest speakers, interdisciplinary case studies, in-class reflections, and interreligious community engagement (i.e., “service learning”), among others. Further, it provides a concise bibliography of basic introductory texts for both students and instructors in the areas of comparative theology, theologies of religions and religious pluralisms, and interreligious studies and dialogue.

Keywords:   interreligious engagement, pedagogy, dialogue, comparative theology

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