The critical analysis of religious diversity / edited by Lene Kuhle, William Hoverd, Jorn Borup.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
xiv, 313 pages ; 25 cm.
International studies in religion and society ; 32.
International studies in religion and society ; volume 32

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Cultural pluralism.
Drawing on international and thematic case studies, 'The Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity' asks its readers to pay attention to the assumptions and processes by which scholars, religious practitioners and states construct religious diversity. The study has three foci: theoretical and methodological issues; religious diversity in non-Western contexts; and religious diversity in social contexts. Together, these trans-contextual studies are utilised to develop a critical analysis exploring how agency, power and language construct understandings of religious diversity. As a result, the book argues that reflexive scholarship needs to consider that the dynamics of diversification and homogenisation are fundamental to understanding social and religious life, that religious diversity is a Western concept, and that definitions of ?religious diversity? are often entangled by and within dynamic empirical realities.
Introduction: The critical analysis of religious diversity / Lene Kuhle, William Hoverd
Religious diversity, institutionalized religion, and religion that is not religion / Peter Beyer
Counting and mapping religious diversity: methodological challenges, unintended consequences, and political implications / MarGriera
Constructing and deconstructing religious diversity: the measurement of religious affiliation in Denmark and New Zealand / William Hoverd, Lene Kuhle
Globally modern-dynamically diverse: how global modernity engenders dynamic diversity / Andrew Dawson
Religious diversity and discourses of toleration in Classical Antiquity / Mar Marcos
Managing and negotiating Asian religious unities and diversities / Jørn Borup
A harmonious plurality of "religious" expressions: theories and case studies from the Chinese practice of (religious) diversity / Stefania Travagnin
Constructing and representing the new religious diversity with old classifications: "world religions" as an excluding category in interreligious dialogue in Switzerland / Martin Baumann and Andreas Tunger-Zanetti
He said, we said: religion in the York University controversy of 2013-2014 / Paul Bramadat
Interfaith youth in Australia: a critical reflection on religious diversity, literacy, and identity / Anna Halafoff
Religious diversity and the news: critical issues in the study of religion and media / Henrik Reintoft Christensen
Law and religious diversity: how South African courts distinguish religion, witchcraft and culture / Marian Burchardt - Conclusion: The problems of religious diversity / Lene Kuhle.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Kühle, Lene, editor.
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