The Use of the Bible in Interfaith Dialogue

This is sad, but accurate commentary from True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions by Leo D. Lefebure (pp. 10-11):

In contexts where people inherit a past filled with hostility and where interreligious relationships continue to be highly conflicted, the Bible can tragically serve as an arsenal offering weapons of war with which to attack opponents. Viewed through a lens of hostility, the Bible can be interpreted as harshly condemning other religious perspectives, leaving no room whatsoever for dialogue. Most of the history of Christian interpretation of the Bible in relation to other religions has been dominated by a hermeneutics of hostility, which sees every other religious tradition as an enemy and which looks to the Bible as a resource for condemning other religions and their followers.