Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary World
Release Date: July 8, 2014
This volume illustrates both theoretically and empirically the differences between religious diversity and religious pluralism. It highlights how the factual situation of cultural and religious diversity may lead to individual, social and political choices of organized and recognized pluralism. In...
Assessing the Limits of Reasonable Religious Disagreement
by Guy Axtell
Release Date: December 6, 2018
To speak of being religious lucky certainly sounds odd. But then, so does “My faith holds value in God’s plan, while yours does not.” This book argues that these two concerns — with the concept of religious luck and with asymmetric or sharply differential ascriptions of religious value —...
by Jo Nicholls-Parker
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Religious beliefs exist because the religious authority has witnessed the value they give individuals in society in general. Nevertheless the ongoing purpose of 'religious beliefs' is not straight forward. On one level it is because 'religious beliefs' historically acquire moral and political atonements,...
Release Date: December 13, 2017
Exemptions from legal requirements, especially religious exemptions, have been a major topic of political debate in recent years. For example, bakers in various states have sought the right to refuse to make wedding cakes for gay and lesbian couples, despite the Supreme Court's validation of same-sex...
Release Date: September 27, 2018
This book explores different theories of law, religion, and tradition, from both a secular and a religious perspective. It reflects on how tradition and change can affect religious and secular legal reasoning, identifying the patterns of legal evolution within religious and secular traditions.
by Sander van Maas
Release Date: August 25, 2009
On the basis of a careful analysis of Olivier Messiaen's work, this book argues for a renewal of our thinking about religious music. Addressing his notion of a "hyper-religious" music of sounds and colors, it aims to show that Messiaen has broken new ground. His reinvention of religious...
In metaethics, there is a divide between those who believe that there exist moral facts independently of human interests and attitudes (i.e., moral realists) and those who don’t (i.e., antirealists). In the last half century, the field of religious ethics has been inundated with various antirealist...
The Role of Moral First Things in Grounding and Protecting the First Freedom
by J. Daryl Charles
Release Date: July 20, 2017
Every successive generation finds fresh reasons for the study of natural law. Current interest in the natural law may well be due to a pervasive moral pessimism in the Western cultural context and wider contemporary geopolitical challenges. Those geopolitical challenges result from two significant...
How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious
by Chris Stedman
Release Date: November 6, 2012
The story of a former Evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist who now works to bridge the divide between atheists and the religious
The stunning popularity of the “New Atheist” movement—whose most famous spokesmen include Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens—speaks...
by Mark Owen Webb
Release Date: August 18, 2014
This book takes a theoretical enterprise in Christian philosophy of religion and applies it to Buddhism, thus defending Buddhism and presenting it favorably in comparison. Chapters explore how the claims of both Christianity and Theravada Buddhism rest on people’s experiences, so the question...
Appreciating Inspiring Individuals Across Traditions
by Alon Goshen-Gottstein
Release Date: June 29, 2017
This book sets forth a new area in the study of extraordinary individuals in religious traditions. It develops the category of “Religious Genius” as an alternative to existing categories, primarily “saint.” It constructs a model by which to appreciate these individuals, suggesting key characteristics...
by John Corvino, Ryan T. Anderson, Sherif Girgis
Release Date: April 14, 2017
Virtually everyone supports religious liberty, and virtually everyone opposes discrimination. But how do we handle the hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly? How do we promote the common good while respecting conscience in a diverse society? This...
by Dorit Kedar
Release Date: August 8, 2013
It is not surprising that The Book of Inter-religious Peace, in Word and Image, is difficult to accept, though people are talking and writing about the necessity of inter-religious relationships and numerous conventions are held on the subject.
So that the project can be comprehended, the reader and...
by Robert Audi
Release Date: September 1, 2011
Democratic states must protect the liberty of citizens and must accommodate both religious liberty and cultural diversity. This democratic imperative is one reason for the increasing secularity of most modern democracies. Religious citizens, however, commonly see a secular state as unfriendly toward...