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Religious Exclusivism and Pluralism as a Political Project

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Further Reading


Volf, Miroslav. A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. (Brazos Press, 2011). Volf discusses the role of Christianity in public life.


Volf, Miroslav. Allah: A Christian Response. (HarperOne, 2011). Volf discusses points of converngence in Christianity and Islam, arguing that believers of both religions worship the same God.


Volf, Miroslav. Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation. (Abingdon, 1996). Appealing to old testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion.


Volf, Miroslav. A Voice of One’s Own: Public Faith in a Pluralistic World. (Yale University Press, 2005).


Moltmann, Jurgen. Is “Pluralistic Theology” Useful for the Dialogue of World Religions? in Christian Uniqueness Reconsidered. (Orbis Books, 1990).


Beneke, Chris. Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism. (Oxford University Press, 2006). Beneke demonstrates how the United States managed to overcome the religious violence and bigotry that characterized much of early modern Europe and America by accommodating religious differences.


Eck, Diane. A New Religious America: How a “Christian Country” Has Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation. (Harper, 2001). Eck explores why understanding America's religious landscape is the most important challenge facing us today.


Monecal, Maria Rosa. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. (Little, Brown, and Company, 2002). Monecal illuminates the culture of medieval Spain where, for more than seven centuries, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in harmony.



Miroslav Volf's article in the Christian Century, "Allah and the Trinity."

Miroslav Volf in the Huffington Post, "Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?"

Ray Waddle in Notes from the Quad, "Biblical God and Allah are one, says Miroslav Volf."



Miroslav Volf lectures at Yale University on Multiple Faiths, Common World.

Miroslav Volf lectures at Yale University on the Role of Faiths in Pluralistic Democracies.

Miroslav Volf speaks at Wheaton College on Allah: A Christian Response.