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    How Should We Talk About Religion?: Perspectives, Contexts, Particularities (Erasmus Institute Books (Paperback)) (Paperback) Edited by James Boyd White, By (author) Luis E. Bacigalupo, By (author) Clifford Ando, By (author) Sabine MacCormack, By (author) R. Scott Appleby, By (author) Bilinda Straight, By (author) Patrick J. Deneen, By (author) Wayne C. Booth, By (author) Eugene Garver, By (author) Javier Iguiniz Echeverria

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    DescriptionIn this wide-ranging and timely volume, fourteen scholars address the important question, how should we talk about religion, whether our own or the religion of others? They confront such fundamental topics as the sufficiency of "reason" for a full life, the adequacy of our methods of describing and analyzing religion, the degree to which any serious confrontation with the religious experiences of others will challenge our own, and whether there can be a pluralism that does not dissolve into universal relativism. Writing from a diversity of perspectives and academic disciplines - philosophy, classics, medieval studies, history, anthropology, economics, political science, and art history, among others - the contributors illuminate issues at the heart of the most significant cultural, social, and political debates of our day. What emerges is not a univocal answer to the question posed in the title. Instead, by demonstrating how religion is talked about in the languages of very different academic disciplines, the essayists creatively address issues that no one should ignore: fundamentalism, the role of religion in American democracy, the tension between secular liberalism and religious rhetoric, monotheism versus pluralism, and the relationship between poverty and liberation theology.

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    How Should We Talk About Religion?
    Perspectives, Contexts, Particularities
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by James Boyd White, By (author) Luis E. Bacigalupo, By (author) Clifford Ando, By (author) Sabine MacCormack, By (author) R. Scott Appleby, By (author) Bilinda Straight, By (author) Patrick J. Deneen, By (author) Wayne C. Booth, By (author) Eugene Garver, By (author) Javier Iguiniz Echeverria
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780268044077
    ISBN 10: 0268044074

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
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    Abridged Dewey: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
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    Libri: I-RY
    DC22: 200
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 210
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEPHY
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL21 .H69 2006
    Thema V1.0: QRAB
    University of Notre Dame Press
    Imprint name
    University of Notre Dame Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Notre Dame IN
    Author Information
    JAMES BOYD WHITE is Hart Wright Professor of Law, professor of English, and adjunct professor of classical studies at the University of Michigan.
    Review quote
    "Common themes thread their way through these 14 essays. All contributors agree that recriminatory rhetoric does not listen or grant legitimacy to other religions or religious views. If one is to talk about religion, the rhetoric requires a pluralism that does not dissolve into universal relativism. . . Both scholars and laypeople will likely profit from this volume." --C"hoice"