On Religious Diversity (Paperback)
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On Religious Diversity (Paperback)

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Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 08/03/2012
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Robert McKim's goal in On Religious Diversity is to distinguish and examine a number of possible responses to the knowledge of other religious traditions that are available to all of us today. He argues that the issues raised will be very pressing throughout the century we have just begun. There is no escaping the fact that the presence of competing traditions now confronts each of the traditions in a new and forceful way. More than ever there is a widespread if inchoate recognition of genuine religious sensibilities in others and of genuine religious seriousness that looks familiar. How might the awareness that there are so many traditions affect a member of a particular religious tradition? What attitudes should be taken to the beliefs and salvific prospects of members of other traditions? McKim examines various proposed answers to these questions. He argues that these are generally best thought of as guidelines that in turn admit of considerable further specification. What look like well-defined and discrete positions dissolve somewhat under scrutiny, revealing significantly different possibilities. And what look like clear distinctions are sometimes better understood as a matter of degree. McKim suggests where best to look for the most plausible answers, paying particular attention to the religiously ambiguous nature of our circumstances.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199774036
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 233 x 154 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
On Religious Diversity is an outstanding treatment of the morass of terms surrounding the philosophical discussion of religious diversity and its epistemological implications. It does excellent work in applying these distinctions to the philosophical issues, and is a natural sequel to McKim's previous book with Oxford. * Jerome Gellman, Professor of Philosophy, Ben Gurion University of the Negev *
McKim's lucid and helpful book is a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on religious diversity and its implications for religious belief. * William J. Wainwright, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee *
A book devoted to the various epistemological appraoches to religious diversity such as McKim's is to be welcomed. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

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