Hope in the midst of the mess: Dom Bede Griffiths, inter-religious dialogue, contemplative prayer, and implications for practical theology

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Green, Beatrice. (2007). Hope in the midst of the mess: Dom Bede Griffiths, inter-religious dialogue, contemplative prayer, and implications for practical theology. Australian Ejournal of Theology.
AuthorsGreen, Beatrice
Abstract

Inter-religious dialogue is nothing new in the field of theological exchange. Moreover, it is accepted as particularly relevant in the area of 'Practical Theology.' Neither is contemplation, the goal of the spiritual or rather Christian life, new in the field of theological exchange, although some may argue it has less relevance in the particular domain labelled Practical Theology. This paper supports the proposal of Dom Bede Griffiths OSB Cam that, for our era, inter-religious dialogue is a Christian duty, not an option. He also insists that the contemplative experience is a necessary dimension of Christian life, indeed all human life. If this is true, what are the implications for theology and, in particular, a practical theology?

Year2007
JournalAustralian Ejournal of Theology
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
ISSN1448-6326
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 21
Research GroupSchool of Theology
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Place of publicationAustralia
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