Hood, Ralph W., Jr.
Ross, David F.; Silver, Christopher F.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
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.
Religions -- Relations; Dialogue -- Religious aspects
xiii, 157 leaves
Swanson, Sally, "Interreligious dialogue in the religious styles perspective: a qualitative analysis of instrumental cases" (2019). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.