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En mångfalds påverkan: En religionsfilosofisk studie i trosvisshet relaterat till religiös pluralism
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Philosophy of Religion.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The premise for this study is the question how we should relate to people with different religious beliefs. The aim is to examine if an existence characterized by a religious diversity should affect the certainty and confidence in our faith. To answer my question I have turned to the philosophers David Basinger, Mikael Stenmark, William Lane Craig and Robert McKims different views on this issue. Using an approach based on a comparative method and argument analysis I have then assessed their different opinions in the matter. Based on my own discussion of these arguments I conclude that a religious diversity should imply a reduction in our own religious confidence and that it should be reduced in relation to the amount of disagreement that exist between conflicting religious perspectives in an specific case and matter. This may also foster a reduction of religious intolerance through a nuanced of our own belief while highlighting the conceptions and values in our own religion that stresses tolerance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
epistemic humility, confidence in faith, religious diversity, tolerance, justification
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-201454DiVA: diva2:627375
Subject / course
Studies in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Theology and Religious Studies
Available from: 2013-06-18 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2013-06-18Bibliographically approved

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