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Jørn Borup

Managing and Negotiating Asian Religious Unities and Diversities

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Religious diversity has emerged as a new scholarly field, but historically, and especially beyond a Western sphere, religious diversity has been the norm of most lived religion. As such, a focus on diversity is a perspective revealing monolithic traditions as particular and constructed, rather than universal and essential. Diversity has been used in emic frameworks for discursive and institutional legitimation. Religious traditions have oscillated between different types of diversities and unities in strategic identification and authority narratives. This article will present examples of such inter- and intra-religious unity and diversity representations from Asian (Buddhist, Hindu, Chinese and Japanese) philosophical and sociological contexts in a historical and comparative perspective. While acknowledging post-orientalist theories and critical discourse analyses, it also discusses the importance of seeing such negotiations of diversities as quintessential ingredients of lived religion.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity
RedaktørerLene Kühle, William Hoverd, Jørn Borup
Antal sider19
UdgivelsesstedLeiden, Boston
ForlagBrill
Udgivelsesårjun. 2018
Sider128-146
ISBN (trykt)9789004367098
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789004367111
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StatusUdgivet - jun. 2018
SerietitelInternational Studies in Religion and Society
Vol/bind32
ISSN1573-4293

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