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johnboy philothea

United States

Title: Reasons and Values of the Heart in a Pluralistic World

Subtitle: Toward a Contemplative Phenomenology for Interreligious Dialogue

Author(s): SOBERT SYLVEST, John , YONG, Amos

Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue

Volume: 20 Issue: 2 Date: 2010 Pages: 170-193

Interreligious dialogue often proceeds with a consideration of shared values and an exploration at the level of spiritual practice and experience. This article looks at some of the hermeneutical dynamics that are involved in attempts to establish shared axiological visions between religions and suggests that this approach remains fruitful if we recognize that our shared religious experience is nondiscursive and nonpropositional and if we appeal to our participatory imagination more than to our conceptual mapmaking.