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Note: The selection is limited to English language publications in the fields of theology of religions and interreligious dialogue.

See for general informations about the religions:

Eliade, Mircea (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Religion. 16 vol. Macmil-lan: New York, N.Y. 1987ff.

Series: World Spirituality. Crossroad: New York (at least 22 vol., with different editors)


Barnes, Michael, Religions in Conversation: Christian Identity and Religious Pluralism. SPCK: London 1989

-. Theology and the Dialogue of Religions. Cambridge University Press:

Cambridge, U.K./New York 2002

Cobb, John Jr. (ed.), Christian Faith and Religious Diversity. Mobilisation for the Human Family. Fortress: Minneapolis 2002

Cornille, Catharine (ed.), Many Mansions? Multiple Religious Belonging and Christian Identity. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2002

Dhavamony, Mariasusai, Christian Theology of Religions: a Systematic Reflection on the Understanding of World Religions. P. Lang: Bern 2001

-. Ecumenical Theology of World Religions. Pontificia Università Gregoriana: Roma 2003

Dupuis, Jacques, Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1997

-. Christianity and the Religions. From Confrontation to Dialogue. Orbis:

Maryknoll, N.Y. 2002

Fitzgerald, Michael L. & Borelli, John, Interfaith Dialogue: a Catholic View. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2006

Hick, John & Hebblethwaite, Brian (eds.), Christianity and other Religions. Selected Readings. Collins: Glasgow 1980

-. God has Many Names. Westminster: Philadelphia 1982

---& Knitter, Paul (eds.), The Myth of Christian Uniqueness: Toward a

Pluralistic Theology of Religions. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1987

-. A Christian Theology of Religions: The Rainbow of Faiths. Westminster John Knox: Louisville, KY. 1995

-. The Metaphor of God Incarnate. SCM: London 2005

Kendall, Daniel & O'Collins, Gerald (eds.), In Many and Diverse Ways. In Honor of Jacques Dupuis. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2003

Knitter, Paul, No other Name? Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1985

-. Introducing Theologies of Religions. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2002

Küng, Hans, Christianity and the World Religions. Paths of Dialogue with Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Doubleday: Garden City, NY 1986.

-. A Global Ethic. (various editions) after 1993

Neville, Robert Cummings. (ed.), Religious Truth. State University of New York: Albany 2001

Nishitani, Keiji, Religion and Nothingness. Univ. of California: Berkeley 1982

Pieris, Aloysius, Interreligious Dialogue and Theology of Religions. An Asian Paradigm, in id., Fire and Water (see below Buddhism), pp. 154-161

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ed), Interreligious Dialogue. The Official Teaching of the Catholic Church (1963-1995) Ed. Francesco Gioia. Pauline Books & Media: Boston 1997

Pope, Stephen J. & Hefling, Charles (eds.), Sic et Non. Encountering Dominus Iesus. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2002

Race, Alan & Shafer, Ingrid (eds.), Religions in Dialogue: From Theocracy to Democracy. Ashgate: Aldershot, Hants 2002

Rahner, Karl, Christianity and the Non-Christian Religions: Theological Investigations vol.5. Helicon: Baltimore 1966, pp.115-134

-. On the Importance of Non-Christian Religions for Salvation: Theological Investigations. vol. 18, Crossroad: New York 1983, pp. 288-295

Ratzinger, Joseph, Truth and Tolerance. Christian Belief and World Religions. Ignatius: San Francisco 2004

Sherwin, Byron L. & Kasimov, Harold (eds.), John Paul II and Interreligious Dialogue. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1999

Smith, Wilfred Cantwell, Towards a World Theology. Faith and the Comparative History of Religion. Westminster: Philadelphia, Pa, 1981


Amaladoss, Michael, The Asian Jesus. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2006

Cavadini, John & Holt, Laura (eds.), What do you say that I am? Confessing the Mystery of Christ. Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, Ind. 2004

Cragg, Kenneth, Jesus and the Muslim. G. Allen & Unwin: Boston 1985

-. The Christ and the Faiths. Westminster Press: Philadelphia 1986

Dhavamony, Mariasusai, Jesus Christ in the Understanding of World Religions. Pontificia Universita Gregoriana: Roma 2004

Dupuis, Jacques, Jesus Christ at the Encounter of World Religions. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1991

Haight, Roger, The Future of Christology. Continuum: New York 2005

Imbach, Josef, Three Faces of Christ: How Jews, Christians and Muslims see Him. Templegate: Springfield, Ill. 1992

Lawrence, Chellaian, Jesus as Prophet in Christianity and Islam. A Model for Interfaith Dialogue. ISPCK: Delhi 1999

Merrigan, T. & Haers, J. (eds.), The Myriad Christ: Plurality and the Quest for Unity in Contemporary Christology. University Press: Leuven 2000

Parrinder, Geoffrey E., Jesus in the Quran. Sheldon: London 1976

Phipps, William, Muhammand and Jesus: A Comparision of the Prophets and their Teachings. Continuum: New York 1999

Pieris, Aloysius, Christ Beyond Dogma: Doing Christology in the Context of the Religions and the Poor: in Louvain Studies 25 (2000), pp. 187-231

Robinson, Neal, Christ in Islam and Christianity. State University of New York Press: Albany, N.Y. 1991

Samartha, Stanley J., One Christ, Many Religions. Toward a Revised Christology. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1991

Seretti, Massimo (ed.), The Uniqueness and Universality of Jesus Christ. In Dialogue with the Religions. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge U.K. 2004

Soares-Prabhu, George M., The Dharma of Jesus. Ed. by Francis D'Sa. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2003

Swidler, Leonhard & Mojzes, Paul (eds.), The Uniqueness of Jesus: a Dialogue with Paul F. Knitter. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y.1997

Waldenfels, Hans, "Christ beyond Dogma"? Some Remarks on Aloysius Pieris' Renewal of Christology, in R. Crusz/M. Fernando/A. Tilakaratne (eds.),

Encounters with the Word. Essays to honour Aloysius Pieris SJ on his 70th Birthday (9th April 2004). Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Missionswissenschaftliches Institt Missio: Aachen - Missionsprokur der Jesuiten: Nürnberg 2004, pp.209-222


Al-Faruqi, Isma'il Raji (ed.), Trialogue of the Abrahamic Faiths. International Institute of Islamic Thought: Herndon, VA 1986

Hinze, Bradford E. & Omar, Irfan A., Heirs of Abraham: the Future of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Relations. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2005

LaCocque, Andre (ed.), Commitment and Commemoration: Jesw, Christians, Muslims in Dialogue. Exploration: Chicago 1994

Menocal, Maria Rosa, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain. Little, Brown and Co.: Boston 2002

Meyerson, Mark & English, Edward D. (eds.), Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Medieval and Early Modern Spain. Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, Ind. 2000

Peters, Francis E.,Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: the Classical Texts and their Interpretation. Princeton University Press: Princeton, N.J. 1990

-. The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition. Princeton University Press: Princeton, N.J. 2003

-. The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Princeton

University Press: Princeton 2004

Race, Alan & Shafer, Ingrid, Religions in Dialogue. Ashgate: Aldershot, Hampshire U.K. 2002

Sloyan, Gerard S. (ed.), Religions of the Book. University Press of America: Lanham, Md. 1996

Swidler, Leonhard (ed.), Theoria > Praxis: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims can together move from theory to practice. Peeters: Leuven 1998


Ansari, Zafar Ishaq & Esposito, John (eds.), Muslims and the West. Encounters and Dialogue. Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Georgetown Univ.: Washington, DC 2001

Armour, Rollin, Islam, Christianity and the West. A Troubled History. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2002

Gaudeul, Jean-Marie, Encounters and Clashes: Islam and Christianity in History. Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d'Islamistica: Roma 2000

Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck/Haddad, Wadi Zaidan (eds.), Christian-Muslim Encounters. University Press of Florida: Gainesville 1995

Küng, Hans & Moltmann, Jürgen, Islam, a Challenge for Christianity. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1994

Merad, Ali, Christrian Hermit in an Islamic World: A Muslim's View of Charles de Foucauld. Paulist: New York 1999

Mohammad, Ovey, Muslim-Christian Relations. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1999

Moucarry, Chawkat, The Prophet and the Messiah: An Arab Christian's Perspective on Islam and Christianity. InterVarsity: Westmont, Ill. 1987

Omar, Irfan A. (ed.), Islam and Other Religions: Pathways to Dialogue. Essays in Honor of Mahmoud Mustafa Ahoub. Routledge: London/New York 2006.

-. (ed.) A Muslim View of Christianity. Essays on Dialogue by Mahmoud

Ayoub. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2007

Peters, Francis E., Islam, a Guide for Jews and Christians. Princeton University Press: Princeton, N.J. 2003

Sperber, Jutta, Christians and Muslims: the Dialogue Activities of the World Council of Churches and their Theological Foundation. W. de Gruyter: Berlin/New York 2000

Waardenburg, Jacques, Muslim-Christian Perceptions of Dialogue Today: Experiences and Expectations. Peeters: Leuven 2000

Watt, W. Montgomery, Muslim-Christian Encounters: Perspectives and Misper-ceptions. Routledge: London - New York 1991

Warraq, Ibn, Why I am not a Muslim. Prometheus: Amherst, N.Y. 1995

Zebiri, Kate, Muslims and Christians Face to Face. Oneworld: Oxford 1997


Boys, Mary C., Has God only one Blessing? Judaism as a Source of Christian Self-Understanding. Paulist: New York 2000

-. (ed.) Seeing Judaism anew. Rowman & Littlefied: Lanham, Md.


-. Lee, Sarah S. Christians and Jews in Dialogue: Learning in the Presence of the Others. SkyLight Paths: Woodstock, Vt. 2006

Korn, Eugene B. & Pawlikowski, John T. (eds.), Two Faith, one Covenant? Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Md, 2005

Pollefeyt, Didier (ed.), Jews and Christians, Rivals or Partners for the Kingdom of God? In Search of an Alternative for the Theology of Substitution. Peters: Louvain 1997

Ratzinger, Joseph, Many Religions - One Covenant. Israel, the Church and the World. Ignatius: San Francisco 1999


Amaladoss, Michael, Making all Things New: Dialogue, Pluralism, and Evangelization in Asia. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1990

Phan, Peter C., The Asian Synod. Text and Commentaries. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2002

-. Christianity with an Asian Face. Asian American Theology in the

Making. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2003

-. Being Religious Interreligiously. Asian Perspectives on Interreligious

Dialogue. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2004

Pieris, Aloysius, An Asian Theology of Liberation. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1988


Abhishiktananda, Swami (Dom Henri Le Saux), Saccidananda: a Christian Approach to Advaita Experience. ISPCK: Delhi 1974

-. Hindu-Christian Meeting Point. Within the Cave of the Heart.

ISPCK: Delhi 1976

-. Ascent to the Depth of the Heart. The Spiritual Diary (1945-1973).

ISPCK: Delhi 1998

Clooney, Francis X., Hindu God, Christian God. Oxford Univ. 2001

Dhavamony, Mariasusai, Hindu-Christian Dialogue:Theological Soundings and Perspectives. Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York 2002

Griffiths, Bede, The Marriage of East and West: a Sequel to the Golden String. Templegate: Springsfield, Ill. 1982

-. A New Vision of Reality: Western Science, Eastern Mysticism and

Christian Faith. Collins: London 1989

-. Essential Writings. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2004

Halbfass, Wilhelm, India and Europe. State University of New York: Albany, N.Y. 1988

-. Tradition and Reflection: Explorations in Indian Thought. State Uni versity of New York: Albany, N.Y. 1991

Panikkar, Raimundo, The Cosmotheandric Experience. Emerging Religious Consciousness. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1993

-. The Intrareligious Dialogue. Paulist: New York 1999

-. Christophany. The Fullness of Man. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 2004


Abe, Masao, Zen and Western Thought. University of Hawaii: Honolulu 1985

-. Buddhism and Interfaith Dialogue. Part one of a two-Volume Sequel to

Zen and Western Thought. Macmillan: Houndmills, Basinstoke, Hampshire 1995

-. Zen and Comparative Studies. Part two of a Two-Volume Sequel to Zen and Western Thought. University of Hawaii: Honolulu 1997

-. Zen and the Modern World. A third Sequel to Zen and Western

Thought. University of Hawaii: Honolulu 2003

Cobb, John B. Jr., Beyond Dialogue. Toward a Mutual Transformation of Christianity and Buddhism. Fortress: Philadelphia 1982

---& Ives, Christopher (eds.), The Emptying God. A Buddhist-Jewish-

Christian Conversation. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1990

Corless, Roger/Knitter, Paul (ed.), Buddhist Emptiness and Christian Trinity. Paulist: N.Y. 1990

D'Silva, Lynn, The Problem of Self in Buddhism and Christianity. Macmillan: London 1979

Dumoulin, Heinrich, Zen Buddhism. A History. Macmillan: New York/London. Vol.I: 1988; Vol. II: 1990

-. Buddhism in the 20th Century. Ed. by John C. Maraldo. Weatherhill:

New York 1992

Ives, Christopher (ed.), Divine Emptiness and Historical Fullness. Trinity: Valley Forge, Pa. 1995

Ingram, Paul O./Streng, Frederick J. (eds.), Buddhist-Christian Dialogue: Mutual Renewal and Transformation. University of Hawaii: Honolulu 1986

Pieris, Aloysius, Love Meets Wisdom. A Christian Experience of Buddhism. Orbis: Maryknoll, N.Y. 1988

-. Fire and Water. Basic Issues in Buddhism and Christianity. Orbis:

Maryknoll, N.Y. 1996

Streng, Frederick J., Emptiness A Study of Religious Meaning. Abingdon: Nashville 1967

Suzuki, D.T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist. Greenwood: Westport. Conn. 1975

Takeuchi Yoshinori, The Heart of Buddhism. Crossroad: New York 1983

-. Buddhist Spirituality (= Series World Spirituality). Vol. 8: Crossroad: New York 1995; vol. 9: 1999

Waldenfels, Hans, Absolute Nothingness. Foundations for a Buddhist-Christian Dialogue. Paulist: New York 1980

-. Buddhist Challenge to Christianity. Chavara Institute for Indian and

Inter-religious Studies: Rome/Dharmaram: Bangalore 2004

Williams, Paul, The Unexpected Way. On Converting from Buddhism to Catholicism. T. & T. Clark International: London - New York 2002

Yagi, Seiichi & Swidler, Leonhard, A Bridge to Buddhist-Christian Dialogue. Paulist: New York 1990

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