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Ammerman, Nancy T. 2010. -The Challenges of Pluralism: Locating Religion in a World of Diversity.- Social Compass 57:154 -167.

Abstract

The author argues that religious pluralism is the normal state of affairs. Religion itself is multi-dimensional, and the several dimensions of religious and spiritual experience can be combined in myriad ways across individual lives. Preliminary findings from new research are presented, detailing modes of spiritual discourse that include mystery, majesty, meaning, moral compassion, and social connection. These dimensions find expression across multiple social institutions. In addition, religion is multi-traditional and organized by plural producers of the goods and services and events that embody and transform religious tradition. Finally, it is argued that religious pluralism must be studied in terms of the structures of power and privilege that allow some religious ideas to be given free voice, but limit the practice of other religious rituals or the gathering of dissident religious communities.

CAS: Sociology: Scholarly Papers -



Author: Ammerman, Nancy T. - -

Source: https://open.bu.edu/







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