Date of Award

1-1-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Religious Studies

First Advisor

Gregory A. Robbins

Keywords

Dialogue, Interreligious, Protestantism

Abstract

"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963).

Technology, the Internet, and the ability to communicate with one another instantaneously in any place on the globe, at any point in time have made Dr. King's remarks increasingly evident in the 21st century. We now have the unprecedented ability to communicate with people of all groups, all over the world, but are lacking the proper tools for understanding them. The interreligious dialogue movement has strived to utilize religion as one tool, but its biases have limited its success. Authentic dialogue can only be achieved by moving towards a broader definition of `religion,' beyond the Protestant Christian paradigm in order to come to a place where one may authentically understand, the `other'. This paper illustrates this by combining scholarly research with case studies of three interreligious dialogue programs in the Denver area.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Adam Buchanan Westbrook

File size

95 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Religion

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