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When Faiths Collide (Blackwell Manifestos)
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In the face of the growing threat from collisions of faith world-wide, this manifesto is a call to embrace religious pluralism.
Collisions of faiths are among the most threatening conflicts around the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In the face of these conflicts, this manifesto is a call to embrace religious pluralism. Tackling people’s fears of religious pluralism, the author demonstrates that citizens, religions, and identities can in fact survive in radically pluralist settings. He argues that the first address to communities involved in collisions of faith should not be the conventional plea for tolerance, but a call that at least one party risk hospitality toward the other. The book deals with conflicts that affect or occur within those nations whose polities can be called republican, open, democratic, liberal, or free, particularly the UK, the US, and Western Europe.
About the Author
Martin E. Marty is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where the Martin Marty Center has been founded to promote public religion endeavors. Marty is a renowned commentator on religious matters. He has written over 50 books, including the three-volume Modern American Religion (1986–96) and Righteous Empire: Protestantism in the US (Second Edition, 1986), which won the National Book Award, and has received 74 honorary doctorates.
Table of Contents
1. Religious Strangers as Menaces.
2. “Belongers” versus Strangers.
3. When Faith Communities Conflict.
4. The Pluralist Polity.
5. Living with the Pluralist Polity.
6. The Risk of Hospitality.
7. Theological Integrity in Responses.
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