THE DIALOGUE DECALOGUE; Ground Rules for Interreligious, Interideological Dialogue

LEONARD SWIDLER, (2008) THE DIALOGUE DECALOGUE; Ground Rules for Interreligious, Interideological Dialogue. /Jurnal/Al-Jamiah/Al-Jamiah No. 57 th. 1994/.

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bDialogue is a conversation on a common subject between two or more persons with differing views, the primary purpose of which is for each participant to learn from the other so that he or she can change and grow. This very definition of dialogue embodies the first commandment of dialogue. In the religious-ideological sphere in the past, we came together to discuss with those differing with us, for example. Chatolics with Protestants, either to defeat an opponent, or to learn about an opponent so as to deal more effectively with him or her, or at best to negotiwte with him or her. If we faced each other at all, it was in confrontation-sometimes more openly polemically, sometimes more subtly so, but always with the ultimate goal of defeating the other because we were convinced that we alone had the absolute truth. But dialogue is not debate. In dialogue each partner must listen to the other as openly and sympathetically as he or she can in an attempt to understand the others position as presicely and as it were as much from within, as possible. Such an attitude automatically includes the assumption that at any point we might find the partners position so persuasive that, if we would act with integrity, we would have to change and change can be disturbing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dialogue, Decalogue, Interreligious, Interideological,
Subjects: Al Jamiah Jurnal
Divisions: E-Journal
Depositing User / Editor: Miftakhul Yazid Fuadi, SIP.
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 10:48
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 03:04

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