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After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement (Religion, by Courtney Bender, Pamela Klassen

By Courtney Bender, Pamela Klassen

The participants to this quantity deal with pluralism as an idea that's traditionally and ideologically produced or, positioned in a different way, as a doctrine that's embedded inside of a variety of political, civic, and cultural associations. Their critique considers how spiritual distinction is framed as an issue that in simple terms pluralism can remedy. operating relatively throughout international locations and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism discover pluralism as a "term of paintings" that units the norms of identification and the parameters of alternate, come upon, and clash. members find pluralism's beliefs in various sites—Broadway performs, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and criminal theories—and reveal its shaping of political and social interplay in dazzling and robust methods. all through, they query assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its impression at the felony judgements that form glossy spiritual perform. individuals do greater than deconstruct this conception; they take on what comes subsequent. Having validated the family tree and results of pluralism, they generate new questions for enticing the collective worlds and a number of registers during which faith operates.

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America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity. : Princeton University Press. indd 30 5/19/10 9:10 AM 1. ethics after pluralism janet r. jakobsen It seems there could not be a better time to consider the status of pluralism, particularly of religious pluralism, in the United States. The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 has been taken by some commentators to mean that the United States is “post-racial” and perhaps we could say “post-pluralism,” given Obama’s multiracial parentage and extended family as formed by his siblings.

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