The Prophetic Reason for Religious and Cultural Understanding

International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies 11 (2):13-22 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Interreligious and intercultural dialogue is supposed to be the best way to solve the conflicts arising from rival religious hermeneutics and different modes to conceive the ideal of a good life in contemporary multicultural and pluralistic societies. In regard to communicative or dialogical reason, respectful coexistence can be reached only by argumentative communication between interested people. In this sense, only rational arguments, strong enough to pass the test of the shared rationality can be valid at a discursive level. However, Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas and Catholic theologian Johann Baptist Metz challenge the symmetrical and rational-based dialogue in order to postulate an asymmetrical relation by giving voice to the other. For them, the core of interreligious and intercultural engagement does not start from rational agreements as Habermas, for instance, has proposed; but from prophetic and anamnestic reasons.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Maimonides, Aquinas, and Interreligious Dialogue.Joseph G. Trabbic - 2003 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77:221-234.
Reflections on Cultural Diversity.Kwasi Wiredu - 2005 - Diogenes 52 (1):117-128.
On the Art of Intercultural Dialogue. Some Forms, Conditions and Structures.Ulrich Diehl - 2005 - In P. N. Liechtenstein & Ch M. Gueye (eds.), Peace and Intercultural Dialogue. Universitätsverlag Winter.
Islams: Between dialoguing and mainstreaming.Zaid Eyadat - 2012 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (4-5):507-516.
Are Dialogues Antidotes to Violence? Two Recent Examples from Hinduism Studies.S. N. Balagangadhara & Sarah Claerhout - 2008 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 7 (19):118-143.
The End of Dialogue in Antiquity.Simon Goldhill (ed.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-11-08

Downloads
704 (#12,485)

6 months
23 (#50,140)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Manuel Losada-Sierra
Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority.Emmanuel Levinas - 1961 - Distribution for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Boston.
The Open Society and Its Enemies.Karl Raimund Popper - 2003 - Princeton: Psychology Press.
I and Thou.Martin Buber - 1958 - New York: Scribner.
I and thou.Martin Buber - 1970 - New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons 57.

View all 16 references / Add more references