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Title: Religious Plurality and the Dialogue in the Sermons of Nicholas of Cusa
Author(s): DUPRÉ, Willem
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 15    Issue: 1   Date: 2005   
Pages: 76-85
DOI: 10.2143/SID.15.1.583342

Abstract :
As a historian of law and a philosopher of dialogical relations Nicholas of Cusa was very much interested in the symbolic traditions of humankind and the rules that outlined the meaning of their public and religious life. In his interpretation of the human situation he developed an astounding understanding of personal and cultural diversity. The paper discusses the manner in which this background influenced Nicholas’ sermons
and what we can learn from the answers he gave. Although he knew that human beings “are not de-termined to only one way of life,” his model of dialogue did not permit him to cut across the limits of inclusivism and to come to a full appreciation of the principle of mutuality.

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