On Comparative Theology
In his new article, František Štěch, drives attention of Czech theologians to the concept of Comparative Theology exemplified by the work of Francis X. Clooney S.J. As a result of legitimate theological pluralism, comparative theology calls for intensive interdenominational as well as interreligious encounters. Such encounters represent a particular theological discourse worth to be reflected in Czech academic debates. Štěch offers an overview of comparative theology and invites others to discover more about it.
The article aims to introduce comparative theology and briefly define its concept with regard to related disciplines. Although comparative theology is not a well‑known in the domestic environment, it is a theological project frequently discussed in international forums. The first part deals with comparative theology as such and delimits it towards related scientific disciplines. The second part deals with the origin of comparative theology and schematizes its historical development. In the third, concluding part, the concept of comparative theology is introduced and exemplified by the work of Francis Xavier Clooney S. J., who is one of the key authors of its new form.
For those who are capable of reading Czech, you can read the article on academia.edu by clicking on the link below, or just purchase the printed version of Studia Theologica.
Štěch, F. (2016). “Komparativní teologie a její rozvoj v díle Francise X. Clooneyho, S. J.” [Comparative Theology and its Development in the Work of Francis X. Clooney, S. J.], Studia Theologica 3/XVIII: 59-82.