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The previous chapter showed how a plurality of standpoints was already present within a single stream of one religious tradition in a shared context, namely Eastern Orthodoxy in the West. In examining the proponents of the Neo-patristic synthesis, it could be seen that there were as many syntheses as those who constructed them. In this chapter an alternative methodological conclusion to that of synthesis will be considered, one which would allow the dialectics to remain open. To do so, we will go back to where I finished in the last chapter, to Russian Orthodoxy, and this time especially to its encounters with Western Christianity after the Russian Revolution. The principles taken from those encounters are extended to include what we may see as a communicative plurality, embracing different forms of Christianity, different cultures and religions, and different people of good will. The text was co-authored with my husband Tim and entitled “A Non-Synthetic Dialectics between the Christian East and West: A Starting Point for a Renewed Communication”.1 It was originally written for a Festschrift in honour of our friend and colleague Bernd Jochen Hilberath, Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty in Tübingen and also a former president of Societas Oecumenica. This version is close to the original text, with some changes in the first part, so that the text would develop what has been said in the previous chapter rather than repeating it, some changes to the structure, and adjustments to the conclusion. The passages related more directly to the festschrift have been removed.