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In his groundbreaking book After Virtue Alasdair MacIntyre begins with a simple proposal: let’s study ethics as if human beings were historical, contingent beings, and perhaps some new questions will arise.  The results were a revival of virtue ethics in philosophy and theology; new attention to interactions between literary narratives and philosophical treatises; and all sorts of interesting, new kinds of research.  In his new book The Faiths of Others, Tal Howard proposes the same kind of question when it comes to interreligious dialogue.  Exploring the contexts and the personalities and the events out of which inclusivist and pluralist theories of religious interaction emerge, Howard sets the stage for some fruitful explorations, situating questions of ritual and belief in a story that also involves empires and technologies and World Fairs.  Christian Humanist Profiles is happy to welcome Tal Howard to the show. 

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