Collisions of faiths are among the most threatening conflicts around the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In the face of these conflicts, this manifesto is a call to embrace religious pluralism. Tackling people's fears of religious pluralism, the author demonstrates that citizens, religions and identities can in fact survive in radically pluralist settings. He argues that the first address to communities involved in collisions of faith should not be the conventional plea for tolerance, but a call that at least one party risk hospitality toward the other. The book deals with conflicts that affect or occur within those nations whose polities can be called republican, open, democratic, liberal or free, particularly the UK, the US, and Western Europe. Martin E. Marty is a renowned commentator on religious matters. He has written over 50 books, has won the National Book Award amongst numerous other honors, and has received 74 honorary doctorates.
"When I teach courses at this level I always include religious diversity. Martin Marty's recent text, When Faiths Collide, provides a good entry into this topic on three fronts: by drawing on history, theology, scripture and the intersection of religion with politics, medicine and other fields, Marty reinforces my claim to students that our discipline is polymethodical."
Journal of Teaching Theology and Religion
?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.?
Word and World
1 Religious Strangers as Menaces 1
2 ?Belongers? versus Strangers 13
3 When Faith Communities Conflict 36
4 The Pluralist Polity 97
5 Living with a Pluralist Polity 97
6 The Risk of Hospitality 124
7 Theological Integrity in Response 149
Series: Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 27th December 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 227.59 x 154.18
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1