Throughout the Arab history, fundamentalist tendencies have fostered distrust and prevented cooperation between Muslim and Christian Arabs. Sociologist and theologian Peter Berger demonstrates that such radicalization creates cognitive minorities, rendering these minorities unable to engage the other. The hypothesis of this project is that awareness of being a cognitive minority/majority can be the first step to becoming open to facing the other. Three sessions were used to test cognitive minority awareness as a means to overcome relational division. Using the qualitative research method, the results show marginal change due to subsequent challenges when subjects returned to their respective communities
|Advisor:||Picardo, Rosario, Ross, Vance|
|Commitee:||Sancken, Joni, Deichman, Wendy, Billini, Peter, Park, Andrew|
|School:||United Theological Seminary|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Theology, Islamic Studies, Comparative religion, Social psychology|
|Keywords:||Religious fundamentalism, Islam, Christianity|
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