Problems of Religious Diversity
Problems of Religious Diversity  -     By: Paul J. Griffiths, Dawn Griffiths
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.08 X 6.02 X 0.57 (inches)
ISBN: 0631211500
ISBN-13: 9780631211501

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Exploring Religious Diversity analyzes the philosophicalquestions raised by the fact that many religions in the world oftenappear to contradict each other in doctrine and practice.
  • Analyzes the philosophical questions raised by the fact thatmany religions in the world often appear to contradict each otherin doctrine and practice.
  • Evaluates the fundamental philosophical underpinnings of thedebates between religious and non-religious approaches to religiousdiversity.
  • Contains a glossary that defines the book's key technical termsand how they are related to one another.

Author Bio

Paul J. Griffiths is Schmitt Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has held academic posts at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Chicago. He is author of On Being Buddha: The Classical Doctrine of Buddhahood (1994) and Religious Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion (1999).

Editorial Reviews

"At a time when words like tolerance, diversity, pluralism, andtruth are brandished as rhetorical weapons, Paul Griffiths providesa crisp and elegant analysis of the philosophical, moral, andpolitical contexts in which these and other terms function. Abracing and helpful treatment of a perpetually vexed subject."Stanley Fish, University of Illinois at Chicago<!--end-->

"Problems of Religious Diversity is a rare work –an introduction that not only accurately orients beginners, butdraws them into the midst of current dialogue. Its bracing clarityhas challenges for the expert as well as the novice. It shouldbecome a favored port of entry for those who want to thinkphilosophically about the relations among religions." S. MarkHeim, Andover Newton Theological School

"A profound, challenging, and edifying appraisal of what itmeans to keep faith with integrity in a religiously plural world,Problems of Religious Diversity is indispensable for thosewho seek philosophical grounding for the dialogue with worldreligions." Carol Zaleski, Smith College

"A must read for both introductory students and seasonedscholars alike!" Amos Young, Religious Studies Review, Vol 27,October 2001

"Griffiths skilfully balances a general introductory perspectiveaccessible to serious students with profound analysis that willappeal to professionals." Bernardo J. Cantens, TheologicalStudies, Vol. 63, June 2002

"Problems of Religious Diversity is a very helpfulintroduction to the cluster of questions arising from religiousdiversity in the West. Both those just becoming acquainted with theissues and those already quite familiar with the debates willbenefit from careful study of Paul Griffith's clear and stimulatingtreatment of the subject." Journal of the EvangelicalPhilosophic Society, February 2003

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