There have been a number of initiatives, especially following the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration Nostra Aetate, to theologically understand religious pluralism, to promote interreligious dialogue and to develop further a theology of religions. Even before the promulgation of NA, Paul VI’s encyclical Ecclesiam Suam had emphasised the need of interreligious dialogue. After the Council, there have been many Church documents on interreligious dialogue and theology of religions. Dialogue and Proclamation,3 Ecclesia in Asia,4 and Dominus Iesus,5 are a few examples.
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Dialogue and Proclamation (19 May 1991), http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/ documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_19051991_dialogue-and-proclamatio_en.html
John Paul II, Ecclesia in Asia, http://www.vatican.va/content/john-paulii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_06111999_ecclesia-in-asia.html
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Dominus Iesus, http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfa ith_doc_20000806_dominus-iesus_en.html