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Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference

Edited by W. Cole Durham Jr., Donlu Thayer

© 2018 – Routledge

272 pages

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Hardback: 9781472464071
pub: 2018-05-28

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Religion, Pluralism, and Reconciling Difference brings together vital and thoughtful contributions treating aspects of mounting worldwide tensions concerning the relationship between religious diversity and social harmony. Religious pluralism can contribute to tensions in employment, media coverage of religion, and public life generally. Experts from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East address these issues and suggest not only how social institutions can reduce tensions, but also how religious pluralism itself can bolster needed civil society.

Table of Contents

1. Religious Pluralism: Peace or Poison?, W. Cole Durham, Jr.; 2. Religious Perspectives on Pluralism, Iain Benson; 3. The Search for Pluralism in the Writings of Said Nursi and the Roman Catholic Tradition, Hans-Martien ten Napel; 4. Religious Pluralism, Eastern Ethical Monism and Western ‘Civic Totalism’, Asher Maoz; 5. Religious Freedom and Intolerance: Judaic Perspective: The Regulation of Pluralism, María Concepción Medina González; 6. Religious Pluralism and Religious Minorities in the Mexican Lay (Laico) State, Mary Anne Plaatjies van Huffel; 7. The Quest for Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Javier Martínez-Torrón; 8. Institutional Religious Symbols, State Neutrality and Protection of Minorities in Europe, Piotr Stanisz; 9. The Status of Religious Organizations in Poland: Equal Rights and Differentiation, Norberto Padilla; 10. Religious Pluralism: The Argentine Experience, Enyinna Nwauche; 11. National Human Rights Institutions and the Accommodation of Religious Diversity in Africa, Preliminary Thoughts: Religious Freedom and Expression, Jeroen Temperman; 12. An Emerging Right to be Protected against Incitement to Religious Discrimination, Hostility, or Violence?, Mohammed Saeed Eltayeb; 13. From Rabat to Istanbul: Combating Advocacy of Religious Hatred that Constitutes Incitement to Discrimination, Hostility, or Violence, Victor Condé; 14. Human Rights and the Protection of Religious Expression: Manifestation of Religion as Lex Specialis of Freedom of Expression: Pluralism and the Promotion of Human Rights, W.Cole Durham, Jr., and Donlu Thayer

About the Editors

W. Cole Durham, Jr., Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law, Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA and Recurring Visiting Professor of Law at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Donlu Thayer, Senior Editor, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA.

About the Series

ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

The ICLARS Series on Law and Religion is designed to provide a forum for the rapidly expanding field of research in law and religion. The series is published in association with the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies, an international network of scholars and experts of law and religion founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a place where information, data and opinions can easily be exchanged among members and made available to the broader scientific community ( The series aims to become a primary source for students and scholars while presenting authors with a valuable means to reach a wide and growing readership.

The series editors are currently welcoming proposals for this new series on any matter falling under ‘law and religion’ widely defined. Collections arising from important conferences and events are welcome as well as monographs by both established names and new voices (including monographs based on doctoral dissertations). Also of interest are interdisciplinary works and studies of particular jurisdictions.

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