Finding Beauty in the Other
Finding Beauty in the Other

Finding Beauty in the Other

Theological Reflections across Religious Traditions


380 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, Hardcover, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket

Paperback, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: December 2018

ISBN 9780824523367


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Finding Beauty in the Other explores how beauty can be found in religions and cultures. It also views how the beauty of the Christian gospel should be communicated in different religious and cultural settings. This valuable collection of essays features a host of highly respected scholars, presenting a unique treatment of the concept of beauty as seen in a variety of religions and cultures. These include Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. In addition, beauty as seen in various African cultures is discussed.

Author Biography

Peter Casarella has been since 2013 an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he currently serves as Interim Director of Latin American North American Church Concerns and Area Coordinator for the Ph.D. program in World Religions World Church. Mun'im Sirry earned a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School (2012). His academic interests include political theology, modern Islamic thought, Qur'anic studies, interreligious relations, and Southeast Asian religions and cultures. Sirry's most recent book, Scriptural Polemics: The Qur'an and Other Religions (Oxford University Press, 2014) examines difficult passages in the Qur'an that have usually been viewed as obstacles to peaceful co-existence among different religious communities.