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Generating forgiveness and constructing peace through truthful dialogue: Abrahamic perspectives

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posted on 2022-03-28, 19:45 authored by Hilarie Roseman
"In interfaith encounter groups, the people of the Abrahamic religions are drawing together in dialogue rather than conflict. The core research question in this thesis is "How are people of Abrahamic faiths, faiths that are implicated in a geopolitical confrontation, able to cooperate within religious organizations?" The analysis is comparative. On the analectic contimuum, it stems from a deductive set of questions, but takes into account some inductive emerging issues. 15 participants, perceived as role models for the language of peace, were interviewed at great depth. Social, scientific and religious knowledge from a questionnaire was discussed by four focus groups, consisting of Jews, Christians and Muslims. A model was extracted from this research that shows the pathway from externally mediated images of geopolitical conflict to practical expressions of cooperation and peace within interfaith groups. This is an historical social change." -- Abstract.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Intercultural communication and conflict -- Chapter 3. Peace, forgiveness and ethical communication -- Chapter 4. Communication and conflict -- Chapter 5. Research methodology -- Chapter 6. Activity report : focus group -- Chapter 7. Behaviours and attitudes of participants in the focus groups -- Chapter 8. Conclusion.


Includes bibliographical references "A thesis submitted in total fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy". Bibliography: pages 371-394.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Department, Centre or School

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Amy Forbes

Additional Supervisor 1

Harry Ballis

Additional Supervisor 2

Naren Chitty


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