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I would say that the God of Israel often had his followers purify a territory by killing all that breathed within, but there were often pockets of otherness left inside the larger national body of Israel. I posted on this awhile back. See my “Others in our Midst” post here at OST.
I agree that what you see in this article is more of an acceptance of diversity than an engagement with the people of God and their interaction with others. Or let me put it this way: I’m trying to describe the various possibilities for engaging with difference that I see among Christians.