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Religious diversity, intelligibility, and truth

Heleen Maat

Religious diversity, intelligibility, and truth

an inquiry into epistemological and theological aspects of religious pluralism

by Heleen Maat

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Published by Boekencentrum Academic in Zoetermeer .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementHeleen Maat
LC ClassificationsBL85 .M187 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24451405M
ISBN 109789023924265
LC Control Number2009521596

“A religious individual may most gloriously carry out his or her own rituals, as a part of his or her cultural identity, but the moment, that person starts to build a wall of separation between the self and the rest of humanity, coaxed by the textual commands of a scripture, the healthy religiousness turns into dangerous fundamentalism, which is a threat to both the self and the society.”Missing: intelligibility. "Problems of Religious Diversity is a very helpful introduction to the cluster of questions arising from religious diversity in the West. Both those just becoming acquainted with the issues and those already quite familiar with the debates will benefit from careful study of Paul Griffith's clear and stimulating treatment of the subject.".

A vast diversity of religious and spiritual traditions exists, and your clients may be affiliated with any of them. This diversity is increasing, even in communities that have previously been relatively homogeneous. Even within one denomination or tradition, there can be an enormous amount of variability in the beliefs, practices, and lived experience of indi­vidual participants. In On Religious Diversity Robert McKim distinguishes and examines a number of possible responses to the knowledge of diverse religious traditions that is available to all of us today. There is no escaping the fact that the presence of competing traditions now confronts each of the traditions in a new and forceful way. And there is widespread if inchoate recognition of genuine religious.

Despite its intuitive appeal, Smith’s call raises questions about the relationship between and the role of descriptive and prescriptive methodologies in understanding human practices, a binary that permeates Smith’s text and continues to divide scholars within the study of religion.1 In his own attempts to render intelligibility, perhaps.   So what exactly is meant by “religious diversity”? It does not necessarily or automatically translate into religious coexistence or tolerance. The days of the Inquisition are long behind us, and many Latin American countries have turned away from monolithic definitions of citizenship, prioritizing multiculturalism and pluralism instead.

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Religious Truth and Religious Diversity (American University Religious diversity [Nathan S. Hilberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Interpreting religion poses a dilemma: realist interpretations of religion face the philosophical problem of religious diversity and irrealist interpretations of religion are revisionary.

The author explores the implications of this dilemma and Cited by: 3. In this inquiry, the versions of religious pluralism as maintained by J. Hick, P.F. Knitter, D.J. Krieger and W.C. Smith are analysed. The character and content of their claims and the underlying assumptions concerning religious diversity, intelligibility and truth are investigated.

"On Religious Diversity is an outstanding treatment of the morass of terms surrounding the philosophical discussion of religious diversity and its epistemological implications. It does excellent work in applying these distinctions to the philosophical issues, and is a natural sequel to McKim's previous book with Oxford." /5(4).

Religious truth and religious diversity. [Nathan S Hilberg] -- "Interpreting religion poses a dilemma: realist interpretations of religion face the philosophical problem of religious diversity and Irrealist interpretations of religion are revisionary. Peter van Inwagen, and Ludwig Wittgenstein and his followers, this book is appropriate for Missing: intelligibility.

Christianity and Religious Diversity is a model of exacting research, clear and cogent writing, and unusual generosity of spirit. It is an extraordinary achievement.”—R. Douglas Geivett, professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola UniversityMissing: intelligibility.

religious diversity and with the State’s renewed role as a r egulator of forces in the religious arena. Religious diversity is also increasing in Latin America, Asia, and Oceania, religiously. I will be concerned with only one problem about truth which is raised by the diversity of religions which exist in the world.

The problem is this: many religions claim to state truths about the nature of the universe and human destiny which are important or even Missing: intelligibility.

I have in previous books (Religion in Public Life and Equality, Freedom and Religion) argued against this, but in Religious Diversity I am particularly concerned with the way in which many see claims to objective truth as not only divisive, but as leading to intolerance of others.

Diverse recensies [Bespreking van: Willem J. van Asselt, Michael et al Bell () Scholastic Discourse; K. Zwanepol, C.H. van Campenhout () Belijdenisgeschriften van de Protestantse Kerk in Nederland; Heleen Maat () Religious Diversity, Intelligibility and Truth; Jitse M.

van der Meer, Scott Mandelbrote () Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: Up to (2 Vols. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: intelligibility. With the articulate, charitable style readers have come to appreciate from Harold Netland, Christianity & Religious Diversity is a historically informed and decidedly clear analysis of the world’s religious traditions.

Whether embracing a full-on pluralism, agnosticism, atheism, or a committed exclusivism, all readers will appreciate Netland’s ability to show the value of thinking deeply Missing: intelligibility.

Passion and intelligibility in spiritual education. account of the nature and operations of knowledge and truth in religious enquiry.

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is a monotheistic religion emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.[2] Three core principles establish a basis for Bahá'í teachings and doctrine: the unity of God, that there is only one God who is the source of all creation; the unity of religion, that all major religions have the same spiritual source and come from the same God; and the unity of humanity, that all humans have been.

First there is some preliminary clearing of the deck. I argue against Verificationism (what seem like statements about God do have truth-values), and against Wittgensteinians (that religious language is not a totally autonomous sphere with its own unique criteria of intelligibility and truth and that religious terms do not derive all their meaning from religious practice though that is one.

Netland divides the book into two parts. Part 1 examines the reality and nature of religious diversity in the modern globalized world (Chs. 1−4). Part 2 suggests ways in which Christians can uphold biblical truth claims in a world that has become wary of exclusive religious positions (Chs.

5−8). In his essay “The Devil in Mr. Jones,” J. Smith issues a call. If religionists do not, he writes, “persist in the quest for intelligibility, there can be no human sciences, let alone, any place for the study of religion within them.” How should Smith’s call be construed.

In other words, what constitutes the “quest for intelligibility”. truth and religious diversity 3 to talk instead of ' religion ' ; to retreat from discussing specific truth-claims and to talk instead of'religious traditions'. This may seem innocuous, but it can be, and turns out to be, very misleading.

It is well-known that definitions of religion Missing: intelligibility. The idea that one religion is true both in the sense of teaching the truth about ultimate reality and in the sense of providing the only valid way to salvation Inclusivism A position that does not deny the idea of truth in all religions, but still asserts the superiority of one religion as containing the most complete truth that includes or.

In reflecting upon the question of religious diversity, I am drawn to a statement from the John Hick’s article, On Conflicting Religious Truth-Claims. Mr. Hick expresses that on a higher and more momentous level, or plane, there will be differences in our ways of “conceiving and experiencing” what the divine Reality may be.

[7].The Challenge of Religious Diversity As an educator, you are confronted with a challenge that educators in previous centuries seldom faced —religious diversity. THROUGHOUT the Middle Ages, citizens of the same country usually practiced the same g: intelligibility.

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