Religiously Exclusive, Socially Inclusive?

In het kader van mijn werk voor de leerstoel ‘De kerk in de context van de islam’ was ik als editor en auteur betrokken bij de publicatie van de bundel Religiously Exclusive, Socially Inclusive? A Religious Response. Omdat dit boek Engelstalig is, volgt hier ook een Engelstalige omschrijving van de inhoud.

Is it possible to be religiously exclusive and socially inclusive? How do we deal with those outside of our own religious community who have completely different and sometimes conflicting views on what should be considered true and right behaviour? What if a religious tradition orders the expulsion or killing of those who leave the faith community and adopt another worldview? This book focuses on biblical texts concerning exclusivity and apostasy, studying different interpretations of such texts. It starts with the Jewish and Christian tradition of the Hebrew Bible, continues with texts from the New Testament, and explores diverse social studies to find ways of understanding the relationship between exclusion and inclusion today. Part of this exploration is the interaction with Jewish and Islamic voices. The collection ends with a systematic and missiological reflection on the issues Christian churches and other religious communities must address today.


Editors: Bernhard Reitsma en Erika van Nes-Visscher
Titel: Religiously Exclusive, Socially Inclusive? A Religious Response
Uitgever: Amsterdam University Press
Uitvoering: hardcover en e-book (open access)
Pagina’s: 322 pag.
ISBN: 9789048556434
Prijs: de hardcover is flink aan de prijs: €153,00. Maar open access is het boek gratis te lezen, zie link onder.
1e druk: 2023


Het boek is open access te downloaden via de website van uitgever, AUP: Religiously Exclusive, Socially Inclusive? A Religious Response.
Mocht de wens zijn dit boek als hardcover aan te schaffen, dan kan dat via Amsterdam University Press.