Between Relativism and Fundamentalism Paperback

Religious Resources for a Middle Position

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Between Relativism and Fundamentalism

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Our contemporary culture is dominated by two extremes relativism and fundamentalism. Neither is desirable: relativism claims that all questions of truth are irrelevant, whereas fundamentalism insists on sole possession of absolute truth. Internationally renowned sociologist of religion Peter Berger has gathered a group of scholars to consider how, from out of different traditions, one can define a middle position between both extremes. / After an extensive introductory overview by Berger, three essays (sociological descriptions) give an objective picture of how relativism and fundamentalism play out in todays world. In the second part (theological directions) authors from several different Christian traditions and one conservative Jewish tradition flesh out a normative middle ground that is neither relativist they affirm specific truth claims nor fundamentalist their affirmations include tolerance of the claims of others.

Between Relativism and Fundamentalism was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in February 2010 and is our 52849th best seller. The ISBN for Between Relativism and Fundamentalism is 9780802863874.

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Details for Between Relativism and Fundamentalism

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (February 2010)
Number of Pages224
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code2709857
Page last updated 8th December 2017
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