Dharmaram Journal of Theology
Vol. 11, No. 3, September 2017
Call for Papers
NEW FACES OF RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM AND VIOLENCE
In principle, all religions stand for peace, harmony and love. However, in practice, religion has also led to a lot of violence and bloodshed. For all religions, God is love. But it is not rare that in the name of God who is love hatred and violence are advocated. Perhaps no religion is an exception to this. Religious fundamentalism and intolerance and violence springing from fundamentalist approaches to religion are not new. But today religious fundamentalism has assumed new modes, often leading to terrorism, threatening global peace, and the very existence of humanity. What are the reasons for such a violent outbreak of religious fundamentalism in almost all regions of the world? Is there still a ray of hope? Can we think about ways of peaceful co-existence?
(only proposals, not exhaustive):
- Historical Context of religious fundamentalism and violence today
- Christian fundamentalism [in the past, as well as in the present]
- Islamic fundamentalism: historical roots and the present situation
- Middle East politics and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism
- Religious fundamentalism and terrorism
- Religious Intolerance and fidelity to one's faith
- Fundamentalist interpretation of scriptures and traditions
- Rise of Hindutva in India and religious fundamentalism in India
- Religious fundamentalism in Asia [can be of any particular country]
- Western secularized society and the rise of fundamentalism
- Religion, Politics and Religious Fundamentalism
- Conflict of religions: A conflict on ethical issues?
- Globalization, global economy and religious fundamentalism
- Christian approach to other religions
- Development of a Catholic theology of religions and dialogue among religions
- Proposals for Peaceful co-existence and Religious harmony
As usual, we welcome other articles on any area of theological interest and research.
Please send your articles
(4500-5000 words, including the footnotes)
at the latest by 15 August 2017. Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5-7 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words.
Other regular items:
"New Scholars": Abstract of doctoral theses (recently defended and not yet published); Reports and Statements of important conferences, Book Reviews.
For submitting the articles and for more details:
Shaji George Kochuthara (editor-in-chief):
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