Cultural Encounters: A Journal For The Theology Of Culture Volume 11 Number 2 (Summer 2016) - Page 118

BOOK REVIEWS The shift in the way in which Patricia and Alana pursue their multifaith conflict is significant. Disagreement and conflict were unavoidable given their commitments to irreconcilably different truth claims. But they were able to choose better ways in which to engage in their conflict. They moved from unhealthy to healthy forms of conflict negotiation in relationship. Tensions and discomfort are still clearly visible in the concluding portions of the book’s exchanges, but as a result of a shift to religious diplomacy they have rebuilt trust and are able to navigate their differences and the resulting challenges in more helpful ways. Their example is a prescription and a model to follow for our time, not only in regards to religious switching in families, but also where religious conflict is an ongoing facet of the culture wars and international fears over terrorist violence. John W. Morehead Evangelical Chapter of The Foundations for Religious Diplomacy 115