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dc.contributor.authorAmmerman, Nancy T.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T19:34:28Z
dc.date.available2010-08-11T19:34:28Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.citationAmmerman, Nancy T. 2010. “The Challenges of Pluralism: Locating Religion in a World of Diversity.” Social Compass 57:154 -167.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0037-7686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/1357
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0037768610362406
dc.descriptionThis is a postprint (author's final draft) version of an article published in the journal Social Compass in 2010. The final version of this article may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0037768610362406 (login may be required). The version made available in OpenBU was supplied by the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe author argues that religious pluralism is the normal state of affairs. Religion itself is multi-dimensional, and the several dimensions of religious and spiritual experience can be combined in myriad ways across individual lives. Preliminary findings from new research are presented, detailing modes of spiritual discourse that include mystery, majesty, meaning, moral compassion, and social connection. These dimensions find expression across multiple social institutions. In addition, religion is multi-traditional and organized by plural producers of the goods and services and events that embody and transform religious tradition. Finally, it is argued that religious pluralism must be studied in terms of the structures of power and privilege that allow some religious ideas to be given free voice, but limit the practice of other religious rituals or the gathering of dissident religious communities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSocial Compass; Sage Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectEveryday religionen_US
dc.subjectPluralismen_US
dc.subjectReligion and lawen_US
dc.subjectReligious institutionsen_US
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_US
dc.titleThe Challenges of Pluralism: Locating Religion in a World of Diversityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.volume57
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0037768610362406


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