With case studies throughout, this fascinating and wide-ranging Companion raises religious and philosophical questions about religious diversity, including theology and the nature of truth, as well as social, ethical, legal and political questions about the nature of religious tolerance and human rights.
- The subject of religious diversity is one of the most important and widely debated issues in religious studies today, with its impact felt across a wide range of subjects
- Presents a conceptual tool kit for understand religious diversity today, including chapters on the concepts of religion, tradition, networks, multiple religious identity, and tolerance and hospitality
- Covers a broad range of religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Scientology, and Japanese, Native American and African religions.
- Includes five historical case studies of religious conflict and negotiation around the world from ancient Rome, medieval China, Islamic Spain, Reformation Europe, and Contemporary India
- Discusses how religious diversity has an impact on ethical issues such as human rights, genocide, sexuality, poverty, and the pursuit of peace