Religious diversity

Harrison, V.S. (2013) Religious diversity. In: Taliaferro, C., Harrison, V.S. and Goetz, S. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Theism. Series: Routledge philosophy companions. Routledge: London and New York, pp. 477-490. ISBN 9780415881647

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The chapter explores some of the connections between religious diversity and theism, beginning with a brief review of the scope and meaning of the terms "religion" and "religious diversity". A discussion of why religious diversity is sometimes thought to be problematic prepares the ground for a look at some of the ways in which it has been deployed within arguments for atheism or agnosticism. After outlining some possible responses to these arguments, attention turns to religious pluralism - a theory that, in various forms, is widely held today. The chapter closes by shifting focus from the mooted problems diversity raises for theistic belief and suggesting some reasons why we might find religious diversity valuable.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Victoria
Authors: Harrison, V.S.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy

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