International Journal of Inter-Faith Studies

 
Origins

DIALOGUE, the international journal on inter-faith, mainly Buddhist-Christian studies, was started in September 1963 as a publication from the Division of Buddhist Studies of the Study Centre for Religion and Society (SCRS), and edited by its then director, the late Rev. Dr. Lynn de Silva.

Twenty two volumes of the Old Series of DIALOGUE, with roughly three issues per year, came out between September 1963 and October 1970.  In total about 130 articles were published.

The New Series of DIALOGUE was started in 1974 under the joint editorship of Rev. Lynn and Fr. Aloysius Pieris s.j. In 1977, the SCRS changed its name to the present Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue (EISD). With Rev. Lynn’s demise in 1982, Fr. Pieris continued as Editor, with three Assistant Editors – Prof. Asanaga Tillekeratne, Mr. Marshall Fernando and Mr. Robert Crusz.

To date 45 issues of DIALOGUE (New Series) have appeared, contained in 41 volumes. DIALOGUE is today a serious academic publication with an international readership and permanently subscribed to by many university libraries around the world.