Brückenbauer und Wegbereiter: Die Dominikaner an den Grenzen der katholischen Christenheit / Building Bridges and Paving the Way: Dominicans at the Frontiers of Catholic Christianity. Herausgegeben von Viliam Štefan Dóci OP und Thomas Prügl unter Mitarbeit von Gabriel Jordan Theis OP (Dissertationes Historicae 40). Angelicum University Press, Roma 2022, 264 S.
The ten essays in this collection explore moments in the history of the Dominican Order of reaching out to others and of overcoming religious, cultural, philosophical or social barriers as part of the Dominican apostolate. They show examples for the intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness of Dominicans who accepted cultural otherness not only as challenges but also as avail and benefit for their own missionary efforts. “Building bridges and paving the way” need not be understood in geographical terms only, but include any form of sincere dialogue with different worldviews, people and traditions. Ultimately it can be perceived as fundamental for the identity of the Dominican Order and a legacy since its foundation.