A New Book Idea: “Toward an Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding: Vodou and Christianity in a Conceptual and Practical Framework”

Here’s the conceptual framework about the book I have always wanted to write; or if I can not write it myself, I will be delighted to serve as the chief editor and make a call for papers. I am interested working with theologians, historians, religious scholars, literary scholars, social scientists, anthropologists, practitioners, peace and justice activists, etc.

“Toward an Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding: Vodou and Christianity in a Conceptual and Practical Framework”
by Celucien L. Joseph, PhD

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rethinking the Meaning of Faith, Traditions, and Human Practices: Why Writing this Book on Vodou and Christianity?

Chapter 1: The Genesis of both Religious Traditions

Chapter 2: Creating Meaning and Divine Connection: The Spirituality of Vodou and Christianity

Chapter 3: The God Who Is: The Concept of God in Christianity and Vodou

Chapter 4: My Spirit Shall Guide You: The World of the Lwa and the Spirit of the World

Chapter 5: Master of the Crossroads and Light of the World: Jesus and Legba in
Conversation

Chapter 6: How Shall We live? Vodou and Christian Ethics, and Human Relations

Chapter 7: Representation and Identity: Gender, Race, and Class in Christianity and Vodou

Chapter 8: Reconnecting the Present and the Past: Vodou and Christianity in African
History and the African Diasporic Experience

Chapter 9: Public Faith: The Cause of Participatory Democracy and Social Change

Chapter 10: Creating a Better World: A Call to Interreligious Dialogue and Understanding

Chapter 11: Common Objections to Vodou and Christianity

Conclusion

***For me, if a (the principles and practices of a religion) religion cannot enhance our democracy, lead to social and political change, & improve human relations, we need to rethink about its relevance and meaning in both civil and political societies.

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