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Pravoslavlje i globalni pluralizam
Orthodoxy And Global Pluralism

Author(s): Peter L. Berger
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Christianity; pluralism; orthodoxy; religion

Summary/Abstract: As scholars become more aware of the importance of religion in world affairs, several have begun to ask whether specific religious traditions are compatible with the institutions and values of liberal democracy. With approximately 350 million Orthodox Christians in the world, and given the great political and economic importance of the many countries they call home, an understanding of Orthodox Christianity is of impor- tance for a general understanding of the contemporary world. Modernity undermines the homogeneity that characterizes traditional societies, and it brings about racial, ethnic, and religious pluralism. To survive effectively in this situation, a religious institution must develop the capacity to function as a voluntary association. Nothing in its history has prepared Orthodoxy for such an eventuality, and in all likelihood Russia is the only country where a traditional relationship of sinfonia has a chance of continuing.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 155-166
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian