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Drawing on ancient inisights, systematic reflections and empirical info, this e-book bargains a important realizing of the advanced courting among faith and human rights and of the empirical effect of Christianity and Islam at the attitudes t

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Berry, Contexts of Acculturation, in: D. Sam & J. ), The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2006, 27–42, here 34–35. 27 How does such multiplicityin-unity come about? The answer lies in the second Aristotelian concept: the dialectic between the part and the whole. e. expresses and actualises) the whole in its beliefs and practices. A plurality of ethnocultural groups contributes to the whole of a population insofar as they participate in each other’s beliefs and practices while still nurturing their own identity.

And conservative Protestant churches, such as evangelical, charismatic and Pentecostal communities, have a consistent following, and some of them are even experiencing growth. While the outward phenomena in these churches may astound one, at a deeper level the substance of their proclamation and liturgy, Sunday schools and Bible study appears to be subject to inner secularisation. 45 At all events, this (apparently) quite powerful religiosity is explained in terms of extra-religious factors. Firstly, the USA is said to have embarked on the process of functional differentiation and modernisation later than Europe, so that secularisation on that continent lags 42 S.

21 H. ; C. Ram-Prasad, Teaching South-Asian Religions in Britain, Religious Studies News, Fall 2001, 3–6. 22 T. Masuzawa, The Invention of World Religions, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2005. varieties of religious weakness and strength 21 The influx of numerous highly visible and vocal groups from Muslim countries made European society aware that it is in fact multicultural – a situation that has existed in Europe with its many national minorities for a long time but that had been firmly suppressed since the 19th century because of the ideology of the nation-state.

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