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A focus on getting along: respect, caring and diversity
A focus on getting along: respect, caring and diversity

Author(s): Lori G. Beaman
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: Joseph T. O’Connell; religious diversity; deep equality; religious identity; religious studies; sociology of religion; positive narratives; negotiation of difference; lived religion; the arts;

Summary/Abstract: Drawing inspiration from Joseph T. O’Connell’s work on socio cultural integration, this paper connects the notion of ‘deep equality’ with two broad lessons that can be taken from O’Connell’s approach that pertain to the study of religious diversity in contemporary life. The first is the recognition of the amorphous nature of religious identity, and the second is the necessity to search for models of socio cultural integration in the face of difference. These lessons are valuable in providing an alternative discourse of diversity that moves away from problematisation to collaboration.

  • Issue Year: VI/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-91
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English