Professor Timur Yuskaev’s article, “God’s Mercy is Broader than This: Theological Sensibilities and Interreligious Theological Education,” has been published in a book co-edited by President Emeritus Heidi Hadsell and Najeeba Syeed.
The book, Critical Perspectives on Interreligious Education: Experiments in Empathy (Brill, 2020), is described this way by Brill:
“The editors of Experiments in Empathy: Critical Reflections on Interreligious Education have assembled a volume that spans multiple religious traditions and offers innovative methods for teaching and designing interreligious learning. This groundbreaking text includes established interreligious educators and emerging scholars who expand the vision of this field to include critical studies, decolonial approaches and exciting pedagogical developments.
“The book includes voices that are often left out of other comparative theology or interreligious education texts. Scholars from evangelical, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, religiously hybrid and other background enrich the existing models for interreligious classrooms. The book is particularly relevant at a time when religion is so often harnessed for division and hatred. By examining the roots of racism, xenophobia, sexism and their interaction with religion that contribute to inequity the volume offers real world educational interventions.”
In addition to Professor Yuskaev, contributors are: Scott Alexander, Judith A. Berling, Monica A. Coleman, Reuven Firestone, Christine Hong, Jennifer Howe Peace, Munir Jiwa, Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Tony Ritchie, Rachel Mikva, and John Thatanamil.
The entire book is available as open access at this link.
The director link to Professor Yuskaev’s article can be found here. His article examines, “Why—and more importantly how—does interreligious theological education matter? What and how do we teach? In fact, what is interreligious and theological about the education our students go through? This chapter reflects on these questions through stories of graduates of one interreligious theological school, Hartford Seminary.”
One of the graduates featured in Professor Yuskaev’s article is Dr. Bilal Ansari, who now co-directs Hartford Seminary’s Islamic Chaplaincy Program with Professor Yuskaev.
Congratulations, Timur and Heidi!