This new work by eminent theologian Dermot Lane is an informed report of progress in the Catholic Church on the importance of dialogue with other religions. The author shows that inter-religious dialogue is no longer an option, but is rather part of what it means to be Catholic in the twenty-first century. Adopting a pneumatological approach to dialogue with other religions, Lane shows how a theology of the Holy Spirit is the key to unlocking the riches of other religions.
Dermot A. Lane is Parish Priest of Balally in Dublin 16. He is retired President of Mater Dei Institute of Education, DCU. He is author of Stepping Stones to Other Religions: A Christian Theology of Inter-Religious Dialogue (2011) and Religion and Education: Reimagining the Relationship (2013) and editor of Vatican II in Ireland, Fifty Years on (2015).
Dermot Lane has insightfully and clearly interpreted the signs of the times for contemporary Catholic theology. More than that, he has given us the shape of a creative response to our times. By exploring the relevance of the Holy Spirit to our key fundamental theological problems, Dr Lane has given us a Spirit-centred theology that should be pondered by anyone wondering how Catholic theology can go forward in a mufti-religious world. Highly recommended.
- Terrence W. Tilley, Professor of Theology at Fordham University