Responding to the Religious Reasons of Others: Resonance and Non-Reducitve Religious Pluralism

  • Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute

Abstract

Call a belief ‘non-negotiable’ if one cannot abandon the belief without the abandonment of one’s religious (or non-religious) perspective. Although non-negotiable beliefs can logically exclude other perspectives, a non-reductive approach to religious pluralism can help to create a space within which the non- negotiable beliefs of others that contradict one’s own non-negotiable beliefs can be appreciated and understood as playing a justificatory role for the other. The appreciation of these beliefs through cognitive resonance plays a crucial role to enable the understanding of those who hold other perspectives. epistemological and spiritual consequences of this claim are explored.
Published
2013-06-21
How to Cite
Legenhausen, H. M. (2013). Responding to the Religious Reasons of Others: Resonance and Non-Reducitve Religious Pluralism. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 5(2), 23-46. https://doi.org/10.24204/ejpr.v5i2.232
Section
Research Articles