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Title: Religious diversity and pluralism Religious views in focu


1
Chapter 2
  • Religious diversity and pluralism

2
Diversity of religions
  • Religious views in focus
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam

3
Approaches to religious diversity
  • Atheism
  • Agnosticism
  • Religious relativism
  • Religious pluralism
  • Religious inclusivism
  • Religious exclusivism

4
Religious exclusivism
  • Explanation one world religion is correct and
    all others are mistaken salvation (or nirvana,
    or moksha, etc.) is found only through this one
    religion. (p. 26)

5
Religious inclusivism
  • Explanation only one world religion is fully
    correct, but other world religions participate in
    or partially reveal some of the truth of the one
    correct religion it is possible, however, to
    obtain salvation (or nirvana, or moksha, etc.)
    through other religions. (p. 26)

6
Religious pluralism
  • Explanation ultimately all world religions are
    correct, each offering a different path and
    partial perspectivevis-à-vis the one Ultimate
    Reality. (p. 26)
  • The Blind Men and the Elephant parable. (p. 31)

7
Religious relativism
  • Explanation while each religion can be regarded
    as true and effective for its adherents,
    there is no objective or tradition-transcending
    sense in which we can speak of religious truth.
    (p. 26)

8
Evaluating religious systems
  • Criteria
  • Logical consistency
  • Coherence of overall system
  • Consistency with knowledge in other fields
  • Reasonable answers to fundamental questions
  • Existential plausibility

9
Religious tolerance
  • Religious tolerance is best understood as
    recognizing and respecting the religious beliefs
    and practices of others (p. 41)
  • A paradigm shift from rejecting to understanding
  • Tolerance doesnt affirm that everyone is right,
    but does realize that everyone is significant

10
Questions for discussion
  • Which of the six approaches to religious
    diversity do you find most persuasive, and why?
  • Can one hold to exclusivism or inclusivism and
    also be religiously tolerant? What would
    tolerance mean in these cases?
  • Do you believe that it is possible to compare
    rival religious systems in such a way that one
    can objectively assess their plausibility?
    (Explain your answer.)
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