When Faiths Collide
December 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
2. “Belongers” versus Strangers.
3. When Faith Communities Conflict.
4. The Pluralist Polity.
5. Living with the Pluralist Polity.
6. The Risk of Hospitality.
7. Theological Integrity in Responses.
- Martin E. Marty is a renowned commentator on religious matters, the author of over 50 books, winner of the National Book Award, and the recipient of 74 honorary doctorates
- In the face of the growing threat from collisions of faith world-wide, this manifesto is a call to embrace religious pluralism
- Demonstrates that citizens, religions and identities can survive in radically pluralist settings
- Accessibly written, it tackles people’s fears of religious pluralism
- Argues that those involved in collisions of faith need to risk hospitality towards one another, as opposed to the conventional plea for tolerance
- Pays particular attention to the conflicts that affect or occur within those nations whose politics can be called republican, open, democratic, liberal, or free – particularly the UK, the US, and Western Europe.
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“This is a marvellous accomplishment… When Faiths Collide is an original and fresh contribution to the discussion of religious “otherness” (the stranger in our midst) as it has unfolded in the aftermath of September 11.” Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
“An essential read.” Journal of Religion
“In his typically comprehensive way, Martin Marty kindly gives all sides a hearing, eager to make sure every position is fairly represented with its nuance.”
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