Eric speaks with historian Tal Howard about Tal’s new book, The Faith of Others: A History of Interreligious Dialogue (Yale University Press, 2021). They cover Tal’s background with the study of history and then embark on the book’s three main case studies of interreligious dialogue: Chicago’s World Parliament of Religions in 1893, London’s Conference on Some Living Religions within the Empire in 1924, and Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate in 1965.

Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard is Professor of Humanities and History and holder of the Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University, where he is affiliated with Christ College, Valparaiso’s interdisciplinary honors college. He also serves as Senior Fellow for the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Oxford, 2017).

As an additional recommended reading with upper House connections, see Charles Cohen’s The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2020). Chuck spoke about his book at Upper House in February 2020. The audio for that talk is available here.

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