David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Sophia 49 (1):65-94 (2010)
This article presents current philosophical reflections on religious diversity and concomitant attitudes towards the interreligious situation. The motive behind this presentation is to show that in order to deal more efficiently with the phenomenon of religious plurality, there is a need for a development of the philosophy of religion, where new perspectives are opened up and explored. The very concept of religion as a belief system is put into question, since it has caused philosophical reflections on religious diversity to be confined to certain metaphysical and epistemological concerns. Instead of focusing on the noun ‘religion’, the article suggests a way to understand the adjective ‘religious’ and view religious plurality as a plurality of ways of being religious. This opens up a certain context of interreligious relations and interreligious dialogue, where this very dialogue itself can contribute to the development of philosophical tools, concepts and categories for dealing with the fact of plurality. I call this context constructive dialogical pluralism.
|Keywords||Philosophy of religion Interreligious dialogue Cross-cultural understanding Fundamental ontology Attunement Mood|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
William P. Alston (1991). Perceiving God: The Epistemology of Religious Experience. Cornell University Press.
James DiCenso (1990). Hermeneutics and the Disclosure of Truth: A Study in the Work of Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur. University Press of Virginia.
Hubert L. Dreyfus (1990). Being-in-the-World: A Commentary on Heidegger's Being in Time, Division I. A Bradford Book.
Paul Feyerabend (1974/1975). Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge. Humanities Press.
Robert S. Gall (1987). Beyond Theism and Atheism: Heidegger's Significance for Religious Thinking. Distributors for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mara Brecht (2010). Meeting the Challenge of Conflicting Religious Belief: A Naturalized Epistemological Approach to Interreligious Dialogue. Heythrop Journal 51 (5):741-752.
Sumner B. Twiss & Bruce Grelle (eds.) (2000). Explorations in Global Ethics: Comparative Religious Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue. Westview Press.
Joseph G. Trabbic (2003). Maimonides, Aquinas, and Interreligious Dialogue. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77:221-234.
John Kelsay (1996). Review: Plurality, Pluralism, and Comparative Ethics: A Review Essay. [REVIEW] Journal of Religious Ethics 24 (2):403 - 428.
Victoria Harrison (2012). An Internalist Pluralist Solution to the Problem of Religious and Ethical Diversity. Sophia 51 (1):71-86.
Seyed Hassan Hosseini (2010). Religious Pluralism and Pluralistic Religion: John Hick's Epistemological Foundation of Religious Pluralism and an Explanation of Islamic Epistemology Toward Diversity of Unique Religion. The Pluralist 5 (1):94-109.
Victoria S. Harrison (2006). Internal Realism and the Problem of Religious Diversity. Philosophia 34 (3):287-301.
Ariane Hentsch Cisneros (2011). Understanding Through Appropriation in Interreligious Dialogue on Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (2):246-259.
Douglas Pratt (2007). Pluralism, Postmodernism and Interreligious Dialogue. Sophia 46 (3):245-261.
Added to index2009-12-28
Total downloads24 ( #80,923 of 1,413,411 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,345 of 1,413,411 )
How can I increase my downloads?