Rapid globalization and portents of a post-secular age drive unprecedented encounters within and between traditions. Encountering Traditions seeks to capture this wave of creativity and offers authors a venue to speak unapologetically from any one of the Abrahamic scriptural traditions and beyond. Potential authors are invited to explore topics that would interest a broad readership as well as specialists. Series editors welcome studies that highlight the dynamism of encounters between traditions--religious as well as secular, mainstream as well as marginal ones. Authors who draw on a rich heritage of scholarly disciplines in order to clarify and illustrate their observations will enjoy priority, as will proposals that offer attention both to tradition and to social and historical context. Encountering Traditions seeks to show the multiple ways that the energies of faith and reason, texts and history enhance our life worlds through creative scholarship.
We welcome proposals that explore inter-religious encounters between and within scriptural texts; modes and habits of thinking within and between traditions; how traditions encounter pressing concerns of poverty, health and the environment; interactions among disciplines of text scholarship, theology, history and critical thought; interactions among contemporary practices of scriptural exegesis, social and congregational life; and, legal or narrative theological reasoning.
Series Board: Nicholas Adams, Rumee Ahmed, and Jonathan Tran