Are the Ideas of World Religions, Religious Conflict & Elite Dialogue Helpful to Interfaith Relations? An Ethnographic Study from the South Indian Context

30 October 2018, 16:30 - 30 October 2018, 16:30 Lightfoot Rm, Divinity Faculty, West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9BS

NB* Seminars are on TUESDAYS

Speaker: Dr Muthuraj Swamy – Director of Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide.

Before being appointed CCCW Director, Dr Muthuraj Swamy (PhD Edinburgh) was the Dean of Theology in the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, where he was also the Dean of Postgraduate Studies, and a Visiting Fellow at St. John’s College, Durham University.

He has a rich cross-cultural experience in theological education, world Christianity, interfaith engagement and church involvement. He has published widely and is the author of the recent book The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relationships(Bloomsbury, 2016).

Muthuraj has been commissioned to write the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book 2019 on the theme reconciliation (SPCK, London & ISPCK, Delhi, 2019). He is leading the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion (MTAC) project  and is the Editor of its book series written by theologians from the global South. The MTAC series include three Pre-Lambeth Conference books on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s three priorities – Reconciliation, Evangelism and Witness, and Prayer – in preparation of the Lambeth Conference 2020.