Mary E. Hess is professor of educational leadership at Luther Seminary, where she has taught since 2000. Her most recent books include Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions and Engaging Technology in Theological Education, and she was a member of the first AAR/Luce cohort on comparative theologies and theologies of religious pluralism.
There is still resistance in Christian institutions to interreligious dialogue. this attitude belies the current culture in which we live, which constantly exposes us to the beliefs and practices of others. Kristin Johnston Largen sees this setting as an opportunity and seeks to provide not only the theological grounding for such a position but also some practical advice on how both to teach and live out this conviction.