The Dance of Faiths: John Thatanamil
Theologian and professor John J. Thatamanil discusses the growing field of "religious pluralism" - where the boundaries of "religion" are loosened and faith traditions are encouraged to mix and blend. While a controversial concept to some, Thatamanil insists that theologies of religious pluralism are simply exploring the reality of religious mixture that has always been happening, whether we admit it or not.
In the extra audio portion, we discuss the complex politics of "fundamentalism," and the role of the "public theologian" in national discourse.
John Thatamanil is professor of theology and world religions at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and is the author of The Immanent Divine: God, Creation, and the Human Predicament. He is also a frequent writer of editorials for national newspapers and contributor to the Huffington Post.
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