The [Oxford] Handbook of Religious Diversity

Hardcover | December 21, 2010

EditorChad V. Meister

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Studies in religion are flourishing internationally, and one of the central topics discussed in the field today - perhaps the most discussed topic - is religious diversity. With the influx of religious traditions in the West and the growing diversity of religious adherents and practitionersworldwide, people across the globe are currently nterested in exploring issues in religious diversity. The present work is a response to this ubiquitous interest. It is a substantial volume of thirty-three original chapters covering the full range of issues on religious diversity. Each chapter makes a state-of-the-art contribution by providing a survey and critical analysis of the topic, as well ascreative reflections on where discussions in that domain are headed. The chapters are crafted by recognized experts in the field who represent a wide variety of perspectives and backgrounds. Furthermore, the work has a broad, interdisciplinary audience, serving serious-minded scholars as well as students and others interested in the major themes of the field. The general aim of the volume is to present the central discussions in the discipline today and to direct future discussions onthe various topics.

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Studies in religion are flourishing internationally, and one of the central topics discussed in the field today - perhaps the most discussed topic - is religious diversity. With the influx of religious traditions in the West and the growing diversity of religious adherents and practitionersworldwide, people across the globe are current...

Chad V. Meister is Director of Philosophy at Bethel College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:December 21, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Contributors .IntroductionPart I: Contours of Religious Diversity1. Martin E. Marty: Historical Reflections on Religious Diversity2. Ian S. Markham: A Religious Studies Approach to Questions about Religious Diversity3. Peter Byrne: A Philosophical Approach to Questions about Religious Diversity4. Michele Dillon: A Sociological Approach to Questions about Religious DiversityPart II: Key Issues Relevant to Religious DiversityTheological and Philosophical Issues5. Joseph Runzo: Pluralism and Relativism6. Paul K. Moser: Religious Exclusivism7. Keith E. Yandell: The Diversity of Religious Experience8. Sallie B. King: Interreligious Dialogue9. Paul J. Griffiths: The Religious Alien10. Leonard J. Swidler: Religious Diversity and a Global Ethic11. Gavin D'Costa: Theology Amidst Religious Diversity12. Michael L. Peterson: Religious Diversity, Theodicy, and the Problem of Evil13. Keith Ward: Religion and RevelationSociological and Public Policy Issues14. Peter Beyer: Religious Diversity and Globalization15. Frederick W. Norris: Religious Demographics and the New Diversity16. Peter B. Clarke: New Religious Movements in Global Perspective17. George Yancey: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity18. John G. Stackhouse, Jr.: Religious Diversity, Secularization, and Postmodernity19. Christian Smith and Brandon Vaidyanathan: Religion and Multiple Modernities20. Jessica Stern, Dalia Mogahed, and Tom Pyszczynski: Religious Engagement and Violence21. David Basinger: Religious Diversity and Public Education22. Roger S. Gottlieb: Global Religion and the EnvironmentPart III: Differing Perspectives on Religious DiversityMulti-faith Perspectives23. Arvind Sharma: A Hindu Perspective24. David Burton: A Buddhist Perspective25. Kwasi Wiredu: An African Religions Perspective26. Chung-ying Cheng: A Chinese Religions Perspective27. David Shatz: A Jewish Perspective28. Charles Taliaferro: A Christian Perspective29. Mahud Fakhry: An Islamic PerspectiveGender and World Perspectives30. Pamela Sue Anderson: A Feminist Perspective31. Bruce Ellis Benson: A Continental Perspective32. Michael Ruse: A Naturalistic PerspectiveIndex