Desiring to explore ways to quell hostility, reduce violence, and diminish the logic of terrorism, during the 2002-2003 academic year, Stetson University in DeLand, Florida hosted a series of lectures and discussions entitled "Peace. Violence, and Religion." Musser and Sutherland designed this program, and the majority of the ten essays in this volume were delivered as public lectures in this series. The essays are connected by a central theme that knits them into a coherent volume: any possibility of lasting global peace depends upon dialogue between religions. The contributors explore the contexts of religious dialogue and the promise that such discussions will bring about a more peaceful world.