New PDF release: A God of One's Own: Religion's Capacity for Peace and

By Ulrich Beck,Rodney Livingstone

faith posits one attribute as an absolute: religion. in comparison to religion, all different social differences and assets of clash are insignificant. the hot testomony says: ‘We are all equivalent within the sight of God'. to make sure, this equality applies purely to people who recognize God's lifestyles. What this implies is that along the abolition of sophistication and country in the neighborhood of believers, faith introduces a brand new primary contrast into the area the excellence among the correct of believers and the incorrect style. therefore brazenly or tacitly, faith brings with it the demonization of believers in different faiths.

The principal query that would make a decision the ongoing lifestyles of humanity is that this: How do we conceive of one of those inter-religious tolerance within which loving one's neighbor doesn't mean battle to the dying, a kind of tolerance whose target isn't fact yet peace?

Is what we're experiencing at this time a regression of monotheistic faith to a polytheism of the spiritual spirit below the heading of ‘a God of one's own'? In Western societies, the place the autonomy of the person has been internalized, person people are likely to suppose more and more at liberty to inform themselves little religion tales that healthy their very own lives to nominate ‘Gods in their own'. in spite of the fact that, this God of
their very own is not any longer the single and simply God who presides over salvation via seizing keep an eye on of heritage and empowering his fans to be illiberal and use bare force.

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