After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement by Courtney Bender, Pamela Klassen

By Courtney Bender, Pamela Klassen

The participants to this quantity deal with pluralism as an idea that's traditionally and ideologically produced or, positioned otherwise, as a doctrine that's embedded inside quite a number political, civic, and cultural associations. Their critique considers how non secular distinction is framed as an issue that in basic terms pluralism can clear up. operating relatively throughout countries and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism discover pluralism as a "term of paintings" that units the norms of id and the parameters of trade, come upon, and clash. participants find pluralism's beliefs in various sites—Broadway performs, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and criminal theories—and show its shaping of political and social interplay in outstanding and strong methods. all through, they query assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its impression at the criminal judgements that form glossy spiritual perform. individuals do greater than deconstruct this thought; they take on what comes subsequent. Having proven the family tree and results of pluralism, they generate new questions for attractive the collective worlds and a number of registers during which faith operates.

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