Swidler, Leonard Books

Attitudes of Religions and Ideologies Toward the Outsider: the Other
1990 0-88946-270-4
Includes essays on the attitudes of Jewish, Orthodox Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Yoruba religions towards non-members, and essays on "Types of Encounter Between Religions," "What is Dialogue?" "The Religions of Others in ISKON's Eyes," and "Marxism and the Religious Question."

Christian Mission and Religious Dialogue
1991 0-88946-520-7
Provides a balanced discussion representing different denominations, nationalities, church positions, and viewpoints on how to deal with the truth claims of other religions. Essays written in response to Jozef Cardinal Tomko's address, "Missionary Challenges to the Theology of Salvation."

Muslims in Dialogue. The Evolution of a Dialogue
1992 0-88946-499-5
This volume presents in empirical fashion the development of the entrance of Islam into dialogue. `Dialogue' is defined as the approach to encounters with other religions and ideologies not primarily in the teaching mode -- as holding alone the secret of life-- but primarily in the learning mode -- seeking to find more of the secret of the meaning of life. Gathered here are almost all the articles dealing with Islam that appeared in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies or books spun off it from over the past generation, tracing Islam's slow, painful, at times quite reluctant move to dialogue.