The Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity

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Lene Kühle, William Hoverd, Jørn Borup
International Studies in Religion and Society
  • Boston, MA: 
    , June
     328 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Drawing on international and thematic case studies, The Critical Analysis of Religious Diversity asks its readers to pay attention to the assumptions and processes by which scholars, religious practitioners and states construct religious diversity. The study has three foci: theoretical and methodological issues; religious diversity in non-Western contexts; and religious diversity in social contexts. Together, these trans-contextual studies are utilised to develop a critical analysis exploring how agency, power and language construct understandings of religious diversity. As a result, the book argues that reflexive scholarship needs to consider that the dynamics of diversification and homogenisation are fundamental to understanding social and religious life, that religious diversity is a Western concept, and that definitions of ‘religious diversity’ are often entangled by and within dynamic empirical realities.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Lene Kühle is Professor WSR at that university. She has published widely in English and Danish on religious diversity, Muslims in Denmark, radicalisation and religion in public institutions.

William Hoverd is Senior Lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand. He has published widely on religion in New Zealand. Wil was a DFAIT post-doctoral fellow at the Religion & Diversity Project, at the University of Ottawa, Canada in 2011/2012.

Jørn Borup is Associate Professor at that university. He has conducted research and published in Danish and English on Buddhism (East and West), religious diversity, spirituality, and religion and migration.

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