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Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

Lori G. Beaman

Abstract

While religious conflict receives plenty of attention, the everyday negotiation of religious diversity does not. Questions of how to accommodate religious minorities and of the limits of tolerance resonate in a variety of contexts and have become central preoccupations for many Western democracies. What might we see if we turned our attention to the positive narratives and success stories of the everyday working out of religious difference? Rather than ‘tolerance’ and ‘accommodation’, and through the stories of ordinary people, this book traces deep equality, which is found in the respect, hum ... More

Keywords: diversity, equality, lived religion, positive narratives, sociology, law, accommodation, tolerance, living well together

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803485.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lori G. Beaman, author
Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa