Dialoguing with a Dialogue Pioneer: A Brief Interview with Leonard Swidler, by Or N. Rose

Leonard Swidler is Founder and President of the Dialogue Institute, as well as Founding Editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He is Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue in the Religion Department of Temple University. The author or editor of numerous scholarly and popular works, his recently published Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding: Strategies for the Transformation of Culture-Shaping Institutions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). Fittingly, this volume inaugurates Palgrave’s new book series in Interreligious Studies in Theory and Practice (ISTP). In this brief interview, Rabbi Or Rose, Co-Director of CIRCLE, and a member of the editorial committee of ISTP, invites Dr. Swidler to reflect on his pioneering work in the field of interreligious dialogue and the future of this evolving discipline.

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