The book addresses the challenges and opportunities of dialogue in today's world from a philosophical, theological, anthropological, and sociological perspective. Since contemporary societies and cultures are characterized by growing conflicts, loss of trust, globalized interdependence, the fragility of certain individual identities and the prevalence of select collective identities, questions concerning dialogue are of crucial importance. The contributions look into topics as: intercultural and interreligious dialogue, the challenges for dialogue in post-communist societies in the context of modernity, the relationship between various philosophical and theological outlooks (Christian feminist theology, American pragmatism, Vattimo) and dialogue, and the role of dialogue in a quest for universalism and global justice.
Janez Juhant is Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg.
Vojko Strahovnik is Assist. Professor of Philosophy and Research Associate at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana.