Discussion concerning those issues is yet to come. Religious Diversity and Reasons for Belief 8. And there is increasing awareness that the practical import of intra-theistic diversity is just as significant as is that of inter-theistic diversity.
Not surprisingly, many nonexclusivists and pluralists will find this basic line of reasoning persuasive. The question, remember, is whether an exclusivist who acknowledges that epistemic peers hold incompatible perspectives can continue to justifiably maintain with full confidence that her perspective is superior.
Most public school educators agree that increasing student understanding of diverse religious perspectives is important as this will have positive social outcomes. Some of these challenges are practical—e. Or, stated differently yet, Alston grants that objective evidence is necessary for justified belief when the debated issue is one for which such evidence is available.
Countries with scores of 7. Where denominations disagree on theology, it is usually in the realm of inessential doctrine.
There continues to be debate, however, over whether the same basic personal transformation actually does occur within various religions—over whether there is real transformational parity.
Islam is the third largest religion in number in the United States, after Christianity and Judaism, representing the 0. And to encourage such relationships is surely an appropriate goal of public education Shingleton, The creation of male and female is diversity at its most basic—the sexes are very different, yet complementary.
Can she justifiably try to convince others that she is right—can she justifiably try to convert others to her perspective. The main difference is that Religious Diversity Index scores are inverted so that higher scores indicate higher diversity.
Hick argues for salvific pluralism on what might best be called metaphysical or epistemological grounds. The basis for this position is his distinction between a pre-Kantian and a Kantian understanding of religious belief.
In short, an efficacious salvific process makes its participants better people. The contention here, it must be emphasized, is not that such resolution is always possible or that an exclusivist must necessarily give up her belief if no resolution is forthcoming.
And an individual, in this case a religious exclusivist, can only attempt to maximize truth or avoid error in the face of diverse claims, it is argued, if she attempts to resolve the conflict. With very few exceptions, though, philosophers deny that exclusivists are under any general obligation to proselytize, regardless of whether the exclusivistic system in question demands or encourages such proselytization.
Unless it can be demonstrated on epistemic grounds that are or should be accepted by all rational people that proponents of the competing perspectives are not actually on equal epistemic footing, the exclusivist must consider his challenger on equal epistemic footing and is thus obligated to engage in belief assessment Basinger26— Hinduism, by contrast, typically recognizes many gods and goddesses, although some varieties of Hinduism, which count these many deities as aspects of a single God, may be monotheistic.
For instance, Kenneth Himma has argued that moral considerations require Christian salvific exclusivism to be rejected Himma1— The main argument supporting the claim that acknowledged diversity can foster tolerance was proposed by the late Philip Quinn Quinn,57—80;—; a, — The survey also discovered that Jews in the Northeast and Midwest are generally more observant than Jews in the South or West.
Employers must consider candidates based on their qualifications and abilities and not religious affiliation. We then see that it is also perfectly rational for a person to begin to revise her own phenomenological perspective on the truth in a way that will allow for greater overlap with the phenomenological perspectives of others.
The study does not attempt to measure the degree to which members of these groups actively practice their faiths or how religious they are. Most people understand that the religious landscape is a very diverse place. However, Plantinga denies that the Christian exclusivist need ever acknowledge that he is facing true epistemic parity—need ever admit that he actually is differing with true epistemic peers.
Diversity is more than race, gender and national origin. Americans have widely varying religious beliefs and affiliations. By and large, these differences may not arise on a day-to-day basis.
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Religious diversity might not represent a dramatic threat to religion, but it may represent another small hole in an already sinking ship.
About. Christianity & Religious Diversity explores how religions have changed in a globalized world and how Christianity is unique among them. Harold Netland, an expert in philosophical aspects of religion and pluralism, offers a fresh analysis of religion in today's globalizing world.
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