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
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
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: O'Rourke, F. (ed.). Human Destinies : Philosophical Essays in Memory of Gerald Hanratty
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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