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The practice of excluding or of being exclusive.

ex·clu′siv·ist adj. & n.
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a person who practises or advocates exclusivism
relating to or characterized by exclusivism
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It was easy to answer these questions and hold an exclusivist theology when I had not interacted with religiously diverse people, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to retain this view at Northwestern.
271) In fact, the mainstream Zionist movement was as united in its exclusivist claim to all of Palestine as the Arab side.
The author's main thesis is that in the missionary encounter between the Western church and African traditional convictions, the former has operated from an exclusivist position.
Second, while the AKP in recent years has become isolationist and exclusivist, Mr.
He judges the exclusivist model to be "the most unchristian," for it is opposed to the Jesus of the Gospels.
On the one hand, he presents the experience of reading these texts together as unsettling and undermining any exclusivist self-confidence (186).
(5) Although it was approved by an overwhelming majority vote--and hailed by some as a great step forward--the statement tends to an extent to repeat the exclusivist kind of christology that the Reformed tradition has produced in the past.
feel that [exclusivism] is the traditional/normative/most committed Christian approach, it is far from being the mainstay of Christian thought." (9) (Hedges's own position is that exclusivism is "not only untenable but also radically unchristian." (10) However, as Knitter notes, "To dismiss [exclusivism] as outdated is to hide from the fact that these attitudes do represent a strong, and an increasingly louder, voice within the Christian population." (11) While exclusivist positions may no longer hold precedence in Christian theological discussions on religious diversity, Knitter recommends that theologians still need to engage with exclusivist positions.
The proceedings include broad discussions of the relationship between the state and globalization from self-described philosophical, economic, Ghandian, and Marxist perspectives, as well as discussions of somewhat more specific topics, including the exclusivist politics of globalization and the Dalits (once known by the pejorative "untouchables"), governance and public administration under globalization, changing Indian economic governance under globalization, globalization and state sovereignty, and the impact of globalization on higher education.
The choice is simple: democracy or its nemesis, be it authoritarian as in Tunisia, exclusivist as in Israel (who remembers that the law was changed in 1996 to prevent Arab citizens like Azmeh Be-shara from running for premier?), brutal as in Syria, Kaf-kaesque as in Libya, genocidal as in Khartoum.
Interfaith education finds its greatest challenges in addressing the hegemonic tendencies of religions, through which one tradition has dominated another; the histories of violence found within many of our religious traditions; and the exclusivist and triumphalist strands within religious traditions that promote intolerance and discrimination.
More, it is very informative about the injustice of inserting an exclusivist "Jewish" entity in the lives and futures of Palestinians, their history, and culture.