Nicholas of Cusa’s De pace fidei and the meta-exclusivism of religious pluralism


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Jason Aleksander
San Jose State University
Scott Aikin
Vanderbilt University
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In response to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, Nicholas of Cusa wrote De pace fidei defending a commitment to religious tolerance on the basis of the notion that all diverse rites are but manifestations of one true religion. Drawing on a discussion of why Nicholas of Cusa is unable to square the two objectives of arguing for pluralistic tolerance and explaining the contents of the one true faith, we outline why theological pluralism is compromised by its own meta-exclusivism
Keywords Nicholas of Cusa  Religious pluralism  Religious exclusivism  Orthodoxy  Orthopraxy
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DOI 10.1007/s11153-012-9367-0
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