Interreligious Dialogue

The unit Interreligious Dialogue treats Christian responsibility in building relations with believers from other world religions and is, therefore, a specialised unit in Missiology. Students will research interreligious dialogue as one of the constitutive dimensions of the evangelizing mission of the Church in responding to the challenges and opportunities of religious diversity and in contributing to world peace.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline


Credit Points



9 credit points in Mission at 8100 or
18 credit points at 7200 in Missiology, Theology, or Ethics



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the implications and challenges that contemporary religious pluralism poses to Christians in doing theology
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the stages of development in the church’s recent teaching documents on interreligious dialogue
  3. exercise sensitivity, competence, and creativity in engaging in the various modes of interreligious dialogue
  4. articulate critical grounds for genuinely respecting, appreciating, and being open to the followers, doctrines, and practices of other world religions while remaining authentic to their own religious tradition
  5. reconcile the seeming incompatibility between interreligious dialogue and the proclamation of the Gospel in a convincing and coherent manner.
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