Committee Chair

Hood, Ralph W., Jr.

Committee Member

Ross, David F.; Silver, Christopher F.

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Interreligious dialogue (IRD) is considered a sacred religious practice ([PCID], 2017; Merdjanova, 2016) and has become increasingly present in interventions to address conflict resulting from exposure to religious diversity (Cornille, 2013; Patel, 2018). However, few empirical efforts have examined the efficacy and outcomes of IRD. A grounded theory approach (Creswell & Poth, 2017) is well-suited to describe the nuanced role of religion in intergroup processes in major theoretical frameworks. Purposeful sampling (Patton, 2005) of 20 cases were selected from archival data of Faith Development Interviews (Streib & Keller, 2018) collected as part of the Developmental change in Spirituality project. Experiences of IRD were explored and analyzed through descriptions of instrumental cases and religious style scores. A thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke, 2006) is used to identify common themes in IRD and the Religious Styles Perspective (Streib, 2001a). Implications of a theoretical framework for future research and application are discussed.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

8-2019

Subject

Religions -- Relations; Dialogue -- Religious aspects

Keyword

Interreligious dialogue; Religious styles; Religious diversity; Qualitative

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xiii, 157 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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