Religious pluralism

Harrison, V. S. (2015) Religious pluralism. In: Oppy, G. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion. Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy. Routledge. ISBN 9781844658312

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Religious pluralism is one of the most vibrant topics within current philosophy of religion. This is in part due to the increasingly multi-, or poly-, cultural environment within which philosophy of religion is now practised and taught. More importantly though, it is because thinking about theories of religious pluralism requires that one engage with some of the deepest and most interesting questions lying at the heart of philosophy in general—questions about philosophical methodology, the nature of truth, logic, and language. While this chapter examines one highly influential form of religious pluralism and reviews some criticisms of that form, it seeks to go beyond a surface level discussion of the pros and cons of any particular pluralist theory in order to show where the deeper philosophical issues lie. It begins with some terminological considerations which will clarify further the focus of this chapter.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Victoria
Authors: Harrison, V. S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Routledge
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