This book deals with the intellectual aspects of having diverse religious expressions in proximity and the socio-political consequences. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on this complex subject, cross-fertilizing work on religious plurality with truth-claims from theologians as well as philosophers from the continental and analytic traditions.

The book includes three major parts. Part 1 explores the ideas around religious diversity and truth; Part 2 draws out the epistemic import of religious diversity; and Part 3 concludes the volume by examining the practical and social aspects of religious diversity.

Bringing a transdisciplinary perspective to a topic that remains at the forefront of conversation around the religious life of the world, this book will be of great interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Theology and the Philosophy of Religion.

chapter |26 pages

General introduction

ByPeter Jonkers, Oliver J. Wiertz

part I|85 pages

Religious diversity and truth

chapter 2|20 pages

Truth, suffering and religious diversity

A pragmatist perspective
BySami Pihlström

chapter 3|14 pages

Truth, meaning and interreligious understanding

ByÅke Wahlberg

chapter 4|19 pages

Belief as an artefact

Implications for religious diversity 1
ByElena Kalmykova

part II|87 pages

Epistemic consequences of religious diversity

chapter 6|12 pages

Introduction to Part II: the epistemic consequences of religious diversity

ByKatherine Dormandy, Oliver J. Wiertz

chapter 7|15 pages

The epistemic implications of religious diversity

ByJohn Cottingham

chapter 8|20 pages

Epistemic desiderata and religious plurality

ByOliver J. Wiertz

chapter 9|20 pages

“In abundance of counsellors there is victory” 1

Reasoning about public policy from a religious worldview
ByKatherine Dormandy

chapter 10|18 pages

Respecting religious otherness as otherness versus exclusivism and religious pluralism

Towards a robust interreligious dialogue
ByDirk-Martin Grube

part III|80 pages

Practical questions concerning religious diversity

chapter 11|7 pages

Introduction to Part III: practical questions concerning religious diversity

ByVictoria S. Harrison

chapter 12|19 pages

Christians and the practice of Zen

ByLöffler SJ Alexander

chapter 14|18 pages

How to break the ill-fated bond between religious truth and violence

ByPeter Jonkers