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Abelard: Inter-Religious Dialogue Rendered Philosophically

(Original title: Abelardova filozofická reflexia náboženského dialógu)
Filozofia, 68 (2013), 6, 481-492.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers an analysis of Abelard’s writing Collationes sive Dialogus inter philosophum, iudaeum et christianum with special attention paid to inter-religious dialogue. During a fictitious conversation in which a Christian, a Jew and a philosopher take part four main topics are addressed: ethics, hermeneutics, the relationship between reason and belief and the only appropriate way to Salvation. In Collationes Abelard expresses his respect to other confessions and religious traditions, which makes him a “modern author”. Accordingly, no final judgment or verdict on the conclusiveness of the arguments presented is pronounced.

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