Tables of peace: constructing a theology of an interreligious welcome table
Silvers, Matthew Ryan
Doctor of Ministry
Welcoming ones religious neighbor can be challenging. This project explores theological and scriptural elements of welcoming religious neighbors from a Christian perspective. This Welcome Table is built around four components. First, the project explores a Christian perspective of hospitality and the complexities of the practice through the lens of cosmopolitan theology. Second, the project suggests an alternative reading of a Biblical text, which has been used to exclude the religious other. Third, it examines a growing body of theological reflection of food. Finally, the project advocates for a practice of interreligious hospitality by sharing food, fellowship, and conversation with interreligious participants.