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Title Religious Truth and Identity in an Age of Plurality
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (300 pages)
Series Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies
Routledge new critical thinking in religion, theology, and biblical studies
Contents Introduction to part I : the truth-aptness of religious discourse and the problem of realism in relation to religious diversity and pluralism / Sami Pihlström -- Truth, suffering and religious diversity : a pragmatist perspective / Sami Pihlström -- Truth, meaning and interreligious understanding / Åke Wahlberg -- Belief as an artefact : implications for religious diversity / Elena Kalmykova -- Maimonides and Kierkegaard on fictionalism, divine hiddenness and the scope for interreligious dialogue / Nehama Verbin -- Introduction to part II : the epistemic consequences of religious diversity / Katherine Dormandy, Oliver J. Wiertz -- The epistemic implications of religious diversity / John Cottingham -- Epistemic desiderata and religious plurality / Oliver J. Wiertz -- "In abundance of counsellors there is victory" : reasoning about public policy from a religious worldview / Katherine Dormandy -- Respecting religious otherness as otherness versus exclusivism and religious pluralism : towards a robust interreligious dialogue / Dirk-Martin Grube -- Introduction to part III : practical questions concerning religious diversity / Victoria S. Harrison -- Christians and the practice of zen / Alexander Löffler SJ / Reconsidering the concept of mission in the light of comparative theology / Klaus von Stosch -- How to break the ill-fated bond between religious truth and violence / Peter Jonkers -- Can religious diversity help with the problem of religiously motivated violence? / Victoria S. Harrison
Summary This book deals with the intellectual aspects of having diverse religious expressions in proximity and the socio-political consequences. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on this complex subject, cross-fertilizing work on religious plurality with truth-claims from theologians as well as philosophers from the continental and analytic traditions. The book includes three major parts. Part 1 explores the ideas around religious diversity and truth; Part 2 draws out the epistemic import of religious diversity; and Part 3 concludes the volume by examining the practical and social aspects of religious diversity. Bringing a transdisciplinary perspective to a topic that remains at the forefront of conversation around the religious life of the world, this book will be of great interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Theology and the Philosophy of Religion
Notes Oliver J. Wiertz is professor of Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Germany. Peter Jonkers is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Catholic Theology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands
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Subject Religious pluralism
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
RELIGION -- Philosophy.
RELIGION -- Theology.
Religious pluralism.
Form Electronic book
Author Jonkers, Peter, 1954-
Wiertz, Oliver J
ISBN 042901967X