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Roman R. Williams, Ph.D.

Calvin College
Department of Sociology
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Volume 10: Interreligious Dialogue:From Religion to Geopolitics

Forthcoming 2019

Edited by:

Giuseppe Giordan (University of Padua, Italy) and
Andrew P. Lynch (University of Sydney, Australia)

The topic of interreligious dialogue is of critical importance at a time of increasing geopolitical tension. The urgency for developing better analytical tools for understanding interreligious dialogue is underscored by widespread concerns about religion and violence, and the security culture that this has given rise to in a number of nation states. Furthermore, globalization, technological developments, mass migration, and recent political upheavals and the narratives of exclusion that have been associated with them, highlights the need for greater levels of communication between religious groups. This volume seeks to investigate interreligious dialogue as a necessary component of global affairs in post-secular times, and in multi-faith societies facing increasing levels of cultural pluralism.

To explore these issues we propose to include articles on the following themes, from the perspective of a range of different religions:

1. Changing viewpoints and theories in the study of interreligious dialogue 2. Interreligious dialogue and politics in the context of globalization 3. Interreligious dialogue and debates about secularism and post-secularism 4. Interreligious dialogue in the context of social diversity, cultural pluralism, and multi-faith societies 5. Interreligious dialogue and emerging information technologies 6. Interreligious dialogue in an age of terrorism 7. Interreligious dialogue and migration

Please send all proposals (300 words) to


Submission of proposals: July 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2017

Completed manuscripts (7,000 words): June 30, 2018

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