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date: 23 November 2017

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Interreligious dialogue is best defined as intentional encounter and interaction among members of different religions as members of different religions. There is quite a variety of types of interreligious dialogue, with no overall agreement about what these types are: official or institutional dialogue between or among elites chosen by their religions as official representatives, parliamentary-style dialogue, verbal dialogue, intervisitation, spiritual dialogue, practical dialogue, and internal dialogue. This article traces the history of interreligious dialogue and discusses its contemporary importance and dynamics, as well as principles and theory. It uses the dialogue between Jews and Christians to exemplify intercommunity dialogue and the dialogue between Buddhists and Christians to exemplify dialogue for personal growth.

Keywords: Jews, Christians, intercommunity dialogue, interreligious dialogue, Buddhists, personal growth, religions, intervisitation, spiritual dialogue, verbal dialogue

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