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Transreligious Theology as the Quest for Interreligious Wisdom

Defining, Defending, and Teaching Transreligious Theology

John J. Thatamanil
From the journal Open Theology


This article seeks to define and defend the work of transreligious theology and invite a broad range of instructors from a variety of institutional settings to teach it. What is distinctive here is my definition of transreligious theology understood as the quest for interreligious wisdom. My central questions will be these: Just what is transreligious theology? Why should it be taught? Finally, this essay will take up the concrete question of how transreligious theology might be taught in a variety of institutional settings including undergraduate religious studies departments and even within the state university context.


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Received: 2016-2-23
Accepted: 2016-3-7
Published Online: 2016-5-27

©2016 John J. Thatamanil

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