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Orthodoxy and Islam
Orthodoxy and Islam

Author(s): Adrian Boldişor
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Interreligious dialogue; Orthodoxy; Islam; “Danube model” in Romania;

Summary/Abstract: Within the historical approach on interreligious dialogue, it should not be overlooked that the representatives of Orthodox Churches were actively involved in promoting and supporting interreligious dialogue by participating in the meetings that have focused on relations with people of other religions. In this context, the Orthodox Churches come with a whole tradition that stretches to the early centuries, the relations with Jews and Muslims being an integral part of the history of Orthodox Christianity. The Orthodox Christians, with their bi-millennium tradition, where there are different interpretations of other religions, bring to the modern world an approach that takes into account personal relationship with people of other religions. Analyzing how the representatives of the Orthodoxy and the Islam in Romania are trying to find solutions to the many problems facing the world today, we can say that lately in Romania, the interreligious, intercultural and interethnic dialogue increased both quantitatively and qualitatively. Among the followers of the two religions that live in these territories for centuries, the relations have varied over the time, reaching today to a situation in which the believers live in peace, protected by the laws of the Romanian state which guarantee the freedom of thought and religious expression. Moreover, lately it has been attempted to find solutions to the global crises which are, not infrequently, religious.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 401-419
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English