This book examines the thought of Gadamer and Paul Knitter in the area of interreligious dialogue.
"Indonesia, no doubt, is a multi-religious country. Despite centuries of peaceful co-existence among the faithful, Indonesia in the late 1990s and early 2000s was rocked by supposedly religious conflicts in such places as Ambon, Maluku, and Poso, Central Sulawesi. In retrospect of the conflicts that had been settled peacefully, this book is an initial attempt to explore some models of religious dialogues based on framework of Gadamer and Knitter. The work is undoubtedly a significant contribution to the conceptual and practical strengthening of religious dialogues in order for Indonesia to be able to prevent religious conflict in the future (Azyumardi Azra, Professor of History; Director, Graduate School, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia; member of Council on Faith, World Economic Forum, Davos)."