Plurality and Christian Ethics (Innbundet)

Serie: New Studies in Christian Ethics 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1994
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9780521453288
Omtale Plurality and Christian Ethics
Too many parts of the world testify to the difficulties religions have in tolerating each other. It is often concluded that the only way tolerance and plurality can be protected is to keep religion out of the public sphere. Ian Markham challenges this secularist argument. In the first half of the book, he advances a careful critique of European culture which exposes the problem of plurality. His analysis of the Christendom Group is contrasted with the outlook found in the USA, where a religiously informed culture may be seen to be tolerant. In the second half of the book, the author argues that plurality is better safeguarded by a theistic, rather than a secularist, foundation. He submits that too often secularists use relativist arguments, while theists want to appeal to the complexity of God's world. He concludes that in our post-modern world the religious affirmation of diversity offers genuine political possibilities for cultural enrichment.

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