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Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics
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Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Thomas Banchoff

Abstract

Globalization has spawned more active transnational religious communities, creating a powerful force in world affairs. This book explores the patterns of cooperation and conflict that mark this new religious pluralism. Shifting religious identities have encouraged interreligious dialogue and greater political engagement around global challenges, including international development, conflict resolution, transitional justice, and bioethics. At the same time, interreligious competition has contributed to political conflict and running controversy over the meaning and scope of religious freedom. I ... More

Keywords: religious pluralism, world politics, globalization, development, interreligious, conflict resolution, religious freedom, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195323405
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323405.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Banchoff, editor
Georgetown University
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