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Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 5 (1), pp. 013-019, January 2015

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2015 GJSS

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 061114390



‘Where two Systems Exist Side by Side for a Long Time There is Bound to be Mutual Borrowing:’ Reflections on Christian-Muslim Intermarriage as a Juxtapositional Framework for Dialogue


Dr. Dube Edmore


 Lecturer Islamic and Biblical Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Mashava Campus, Great University, Box 1235, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Email: samatawanana @gmail. com



The study noted that marriage with its reputed spouse intimacy baits high possibilities for Christian-Muslim dialogue in the fast-growing global village. Religious intolerance is taken as the key imperative for dialogue. Anti-Semiticism which resulted in the Jewish holocaust is cited as the worst effect of religious intolerance. The tolerant marriage model eliminates the insider-outsider paradigm. The dialoguer, by understanding the ‘other’ from within, enhances self-understanding. Many of those interviewed showed growth curves that demonstrated the functional nature of the marriage model. The paper however, in its phenomenological analysis, had problems with such habits as disowning of offspring and acceptance of marriage for gain.


Key Words: Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Kitabiyyah, Osmotic Juxtaposition.


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