Vol 19, No 2, 2012

Artful Imagining: A Personal Insight into the Study of Religions after Vatican II

Francis X. Clooney. SJ

Abstract

Through an exploration of two classical religious texts, one Christian, the other Hindu, this paper explores the potential for interreligious dialogue made possible by the stance of Vatican II towards other religious traditions. It examines the further advances made in this area and the growing anxieties surrounding this topic through various Vatican documents. It argues that perhaps now is not the time for systematic theological conclusions about other religious traditions, but for more patient mutual learning to occur across traditions.