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Title: Beyond 'Holy Wars' through Interreligious Dialogue
Subtitle: Some Principal Considerations
Author(s): GRUNDMANN, Christoffer H.
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 30    Issue: 1   Date: 2020   
Pages: 69-80
DOI: 10.2143/SID.30.1.3288649

Abstract :
This article pleads for the cultivation of a robust culture of interreligious dialogue to proactively prevent 'holy wars' from emerging. It shows that the call to arms for a cause declared 'holy' only instrumentalizes the commitment of dedicated believers for vested interests. In contrast, dialogue is shown to be a mutually shared struggle with contentious issues to sustain communal conviviality, notwithstanding differences. Dialogue comes into its own as interpersonal face to face encounter by establishing mutual trust through genuine understanding.

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