Relativism and Religious Diversity
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|Title:||Relativism and Religious Diversity||Authors:||Baghramian, Maria||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5966||Date:||2012||Online since:||2014-09-29T15:51:02Z||Abstract:||Cultural diversity creates not only sociopolitical but also philosophical headaches. The Encyclopedia Britannica estimates that there are about ten thousand distinct religions, of which 150 have at least one million followers. According to other methods of individuation, there are nineteen major world religions subdivided into 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones. These religions often profess conflicting articles of faith, metaphysical outlooks, ethical beliefs, and injunctions for religious practices. Logically speaking, not all religious doctrines could be true, but the difficulty is to decide which one(s), if any, are. Given seemingly incompatible and competing religious beliefs, there are at least five options available.||Type of material:||Book Chapter||Publisher:||University of Notre Dame Press||Keywords:||Religious relativism; Religious diversity; Relativism||Other versions:||http://undpress.nd.edu/books/P03016||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||O'Rourke, F. (ed.). Human Destinies : Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty||ISBN:||978-0-268-03734-5|
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