Redemption and Dialogue makes available for the first time both of these vital Catholic statements, one on mission and evangelization and the other on dialogue with other faiths. It contains authoritative commentaries on both Redemptoris Missioand Dialogue and Proclamation as well as shorter critiques by an international group of Catholic and Protestant scholars.
Part I, the full text of John Paul II's encyclical Redemptoris Missio is followed by a meticulous discussion of the document and its development by Marcello Zago, O.M.I. Part II then presents the full text of Dialogue and Proclamation and commentary by Jacques Dupuis, S.J. Part III provides the international assessment by Catholic and Protestant scholars of the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of these documents.
By providing the complete text of both documents and the fruits of the international discussion they spark , Redemption and Dialogue provides a fascinating treatment of both documents, their meanings for the church, and their significance for all concerned with issues in mission theology and interfaith dialogue.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"A model for discussion and teaching, and an impetus for missiological reflection and inter-religious conversation. It should become a classic text in the field, and all of us now stand in profound gratitude for it." - Lamin Sanneh Yale University, Divinity School
"William R. Burrows has edited the kind of volume of commentary that Redemptoris Missio and Dialogue and Proclamation deserve--deeply appreciative, not uncritical, authored by thoughtful scholars, pastors, and missionaries who serve in all parts of the world...Required reading for theologians and missionaries in today's church." -Stephen B. Bevans, S.V.D. Catholic Theological Union
"Timely and indispensable . . . No one seriously concerned with the Christian mission in today's complex and conflictive world can afford to ignore the issues addressed in these pages: the recent papal encyclical on the 'permanent validity of the Church's missionary mandate' and the joint statement on interreligious dialogue. This is the first book in English in which the two documents are brought together, analyzed, and responded to by an international and ecumenical panel of theologians and practitioners. The commentaries are concise and straightforward, and the nine responses are distinct and compelling--ideal for individual or group study and reflection." -Alan Neely Princeton Theological Seminary
William R. Burrows
William R. Burrows, a former missionary in Papua New Guinea, is Research Professor of Missiology at New York Theological Seminary. He is also Editor-at-Large with Orbis Books.