Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding: Strategies for the Transformation of Culture-Shaping Institutions

This book gathers the cumulative insights of over sixty years of Leonard Swidler's work in interreligious, intercultural dialogue. Offering a Dialogue on Dialogue, he shows why diatribe, debate, and the like are ultimately unproductive and destructive. Swidler lays out his methods for engaging in Deep-Dialogue, Critical-Thinking, Emotional-Intelligence, Competitive-Cooperation, as well common sense guidelines for the novice and expert alike on how to move beyond one's own perspective to experience real encounter and dialogue - and live accordingly!