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Reasonable Perspectives On Religion

Author : Richard Curtis
ISBN : 9780739141892
Genre : Religion
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After the surprising publishing success of the so-called New Atheists, it has become clear that there is a market for critical discussions about religion. A religion is much more complex than a set of beliefs that cannot be proven. as the New Atheists argue. There is in fact, much more to religion and much more to the arguments about its truth claims This book seeks to bring together a range of both critical and apologetic discussions examining some element or function of religion. While half of the contributors present views critical on some aspects of religion, the other half are apologetic in nature. seeking to defend or extend some particular religious argument. Covering a wide range of topics, including ethics, religious pluralism. the existence of God, and the reasonableness of Islam, these chapters all share arguments that are conveyed in care ful and scholarly ways In contrast to the unrcasonableness that creeps into discussions on religion in American society, their goal is to represent reasonable perspectives on a wide swath of contemporary religious debates.

Religion Culture And The State

Author : Howard Adelman
ISBN : 9781442694408
Genre : Religion
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The Canadian principle of reasonable accommodation demands that the cultural majority make certain concessions to the needs of minority groups if these concessions will not cause 'undue hardship.' This principle has caused much debate in Quebec, particularly over issues of language, Muslim head coverings, and religious symbols such as the kirpan (traditional Sikh dagger). In 2007, Quebec Premier Jean Charest commissioned historian and sociologist Gérard Bouchard and philosopher and political scientist Charles Taylor to co-chair a commission that would investigate the limits of reasonable accommodation in that province. Religion, Culture, and the State addresses reasonable accommodation from legal, political, and anthropological perspectives. Using the 2008 Bouchard-Taylor Report as their point of departure, the contributors contextualize the English and French Canadian experiences of multiculturalism and diversity through socio-historical analysis, political philosophy, and practical comparisons to other jurisdictions. Timely and engaging, Religion, Culture, and the State is a valuable resource in the discussion of religious pluralism in Canadian society.

Theism Doctrinal And Practical Or Didactic Religious Utterances

Author : Francis William Newman
ISBN : BSB:BSB10686292
Genre : Christian life
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Reasonable Accommodation

Author : Lori G. Beaman
ISBN : 9780774822770
Genre : Religion
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Often when a religious minority challenges mainstream customs, the phrase “reasonable accommodation” is at the centre of the ensuing debate. But does reasonable accommodation achieve its goal of integrating the rights of religious minorities with those of mainstream society, or does it really emphasize inequality? Reasonable Accommodation seeks to define the meaning of this phrase and to provide a much-needed critical assessment of its use within Canada and abroad. Woven throughout is commentary about whether there really is a religious majority in Canada, how the idea of “shared values” obscures debate, and how tolerating religious differences simply isn’t enough to guarantee equality.

The Right To Believe

Author : Dariusz Lukasiewicz
ISBN : 9783110320169
Genre : Philosophy
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In the twentieth century, many contemporary epistemologists in the analytic tradition have entered into debate regarding the right to belief with new tools: Richard Swinburne, Anthony Kenny, Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Peter van Inwagen (who contributes a piece in this volume) defending or contesting the requirement of evidence for any justified belief. The best things we can do, it seems, is to examine more attentively the true notion of “right to believe”, especially about religious matters. This is exactly what authors of the papers in this book do.

The Philosophy Of Religion

Author : George Trumbull Ladd
ISBN : UCAL:B3315678
Genre : Religion
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Science And Religion

Author : J.W. Fennema
ISBN : 9789400920217
Genre : Religion
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The world is increasingly becoming . one. It is, at the same time, one endangered ecosystem and one thriving market place with material and spiritual goods on competitive display. And the good and evil things of life cannot easily be sorted out. The world is becoming one also in the sense that it is better understood today than it was in earlier times, that the material good and the spiritual good, though seemingly belonging to different realms of fact defined by their respective modes of existence, together constitute effectively one and the same reality: the modem world of science, technology, computerized administration and power, that calls upon humankind to struggle for a 'just, participatory and sustainable society' * , and to strive for a society of the future that will be the world over both long-lived and worth living. The Second European Conference on Science and Religion, held on 10-13th. March, 1988, on the campus of the Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, was meant to be a modest market place, a forum, where standpoints and opinions could be presented and criticized. It was meant to offer an opportunity to meet and to make acquaintances in the expectation that the exchange of thoughts would lead to new conceptual horizons that would challenge what so far had been considered as hard fact or what until now had been looked upon as a distinctive feature of a well-established view either of the kingdom of the sciences or of the realm of religion.

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