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Religious Plurality, Interreligious Pluralism, and Spatialities of Religious Difference

Jeremy F. Walton and Neena Mahadev

, for shorthand, ‘religious plurality’. From their perspective, the social fact of religious plurality requires protection and support through cultural and political projects—what we term ‘interreligious pluralism’. The “Shared Sacred Sites” exhibition

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Afterword

Comparison in the Anthropological Study of Plural Religious Environments

Birgit Meyer

and at most conducting comparison within the scope of one of these traditions, rather than across. Research on co-existence and religious plurality, however, cannot thrive under the predominance of conceptual approaches that are primarily concerned to

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Singular Pluralities

A Critical Review of Religious Pluralism

Anne-Sophie Lamine

From the 1980s onwards, much research has been carried out in order to analyze and compare the situation and the management of religious plurality in Western countries. While scholars in the social sciences of religion have seized on the question of plurality, those in migration studies have started to pay more and more attention to the religious dimension of migrants and their descent. Although macro-level plurality is more commonly investigated, internal religious plurality is of equal importance. This article provides a critical review of the various approaches of religious pluralism and emphasizes some under-investigated areas such as conflicts and internal plurality.

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A Decade of Religion and Society

Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman

argue against the simplicity of religious plurality understood as a set of discrete groups who wish to contest historical dominance or hierarchy. Instead, interreligious pluralism is offered as a way of contextualizing relations between groups in

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Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi

Discussions of religious pluralism habitually proceed from the ostensible ‘social fact’ of religious difference. Religious plurality is taken to define a plethora of contexts, ranging from medieval Iberia and the Ottoman Empire to India, Egypt

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Surviving Hrant Dink

Carnal Mourning under the Specter of Senselessness

Alice von Bieberstein

history in Turkey. It thus also became an important channel for Turkish liberal and leftist circles eager to revive a post-Ottoman sensibility for ethnic and religious plurality and difference. Elizabeth Povinelli (2011) has complemented Berlant

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Abin Chakraborty

and represent both India and its Mughal ruler in affirmative and celebratory perspectives. He consistently refers to the “glorious court of the Mogul” ( Foster 1921, 255 ) and speaks admiringly of the cities; the general ambiance of religious plurality

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Learning the Elsewhere of ‘Inner Space’

The Affective Pedagogy of Post-Secular Sufi Healing in Germany

Nasima Selim

risk of conflicts might increase. Post-secular politics of religious plurality may also destabilize nationalist identity as the primary identification point. References Abenante , Paola . 2013 . “ Inner and Outer Ways: Sufism and Subjectivity

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Portrait

J. D. Y. Peel

Marloes Janson, Wale Adebanwi, David Pratten, Ruth Marshall, Stephan Palmié, Amanda Villepastour, and J. D. Y. Peel

Edited by Richard Fardon and Ramon Sarró

shows us, even without invoking John Dewey, that religious plurality and freedom are not possible without pragmatism, the spirit of accommodation, which he found among the Yoruba. Peel’s work presents the Yoruba as approximating what Dewey ( [1888] 1997

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Adjudicating Religious Intolerance

Afro-Brazilian Religions, Public Space, and the National Collective in Twenty-First-Century Brazil

Elina I. Hartikainen

from a particular set of anxieties over and efforts to manage religious plurality that have been motivated in large part by the growing dominance of Evangelical Christianity in the Brazilian public and political spheres. Acknowledgments I am