Disagreeing Virtuously

Religious Conflict in Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Olli-Pekka Vainio
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , April
     2017.
     224 pages.
     $30.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780802875044.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jon Kara Shields forthcoming.

Description

 

Disagreement is inevitable, particularly in our current context, marked by the close coexistence of conflicting values and perspectives in politics, religion, and ethics. How can we deal with disagreement ethically and constructively in our pluralistic world?

In Disagreeing Virtuously Olli-Pekka Vainio presents a valuable interdisciplinary approach to that question, drawing on insights from intellectual history, the cognitive sciences, philosophy of religion, and virtue theory. After mapping the current discussion on disagreement among various disciplines, Vainio offers fresh ways to understand the complicated nature of human disagreement and recommends ways to manage our interpersonal and intercommunal conflicts in ethically sustainable ways.

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

Olli-Pekka Vainio is university lecturer of systematic theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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