CATHOLIC RESPONSES TO A PLURALISTIC AGE
Fall Term, Weekly Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15PM,
Begins September 12, 7 sessions
Harvard Catholic Center/St. Paul’s, Cambridge, MA
How are Catholics to engage with communities of other faiths? Join us as we explore the official teachings of the Catholic Church as well as other writings about both the historical development and contemporary status of Catholic responses to religious pluralism. Paying special attention to Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate and other magisterial texts, we ask: What do we make of the dogma that there is “no salvation outside the Church”? How do Vatican II’s claims that goodness and truth can be found in other traditions affect our understanding of Revelation? What about injunctions against idolatry? Is there a clear Catholic stance on the relationship between “dialogue” and “evangelism”? What about interfaith prayer, mutual learning, and collaboration? How do Catholic perspectives on pluralism differ from other contemporary Christian perspectives?
Reading materials will be provided to registered participants or are available online. A casual dinner will be served.
Group led by HCF Graduate Fellow Ryan Pino.
This course is made possible through the support of grant #62372 from the John Templeton Foundation, “In Lumine: Promoting the Catholic Intellectual Tradition on Campuses Nationwide.”