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Jørn Borup

generis Asian diversity will be acknowledged and unfolded as (also) rhetorical devices, and that discourses of Asian unities and diversities are both empirically ‘real’ and constructed as such in theological, social and political regimes. The article thus aims to present a research agenda of the study

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Edited by Lene Kühle, William Hoverd and Jørn Borup

politically opportune, Buddhists and Hindus in India, Buddhists, Confucianists and Daoists in China, and Buddhists and Shintoists in Japan have fought and even persecuted each other, even if harmonious coexistence has been the norm. By emphasising this strategic use of the tradition of harmony by present day

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Edited by Lene Kühle, William Hoverd and Jørn Borup

Network). The network, founded by a small grant from the Danish Research council in 2012, took its point of departure from a number of critical questions (presented in the introduction) that the editors had posited around how scholars used the term ‘religious diversity’ in their work. Throughout the

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Stefania Travagnin

’s ritual behaviour in the present time. If we focus on China today and religious diversity statistics, the most recent study published by the Pew Research Center in April 2014 on ‘Global Religious Diversity’ proposes a Religious Diversity Index ( rid ) chart that lists six out of the twelve countries

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Mar Marcos

freedom. Early apologists, many of them converted from profane philosophy, presented Christianity as a philosophical school and called themselves philosophers ( Malherbe 2013 , vol. 3, 781–796). Philosophers, the apologists argued, disagree about many things, including divinity, but they are not

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Rafael Luévano

by conversing with supposed “strangers” from different worlds. Our first volume, coedited with Tekle Woldemikael, on immigration was titled Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversations in Public Sociology (2014). Like this present volume, it emerged out of a conference

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Edited by Lene Kühle, William Hoverd and Jørn Borup

sections of Western societies different concepts of religious diversity are present, and these societal representations and understandings of religious diversity may clash with academic conceptions of religious diversity. In these areas, the conceptualisation of religious diversity is a challenge for

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Martin Baumann and Andreas Tunger-Zanetti

enable encounters and dialogue among the different religious people. The notion of a ‘dialogue of cultures’ has also been present from the outset. 10 The activists and the public repeatedly relate this cultural dialogue aspect to the United Nations’ year of Dialogue among Civilizations in 2001, an

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Andrew Dawson

related assertions are that: (1) dynamic diversity is increasingly present in more and more parts of the world and progressively manifest in the macro-structural, mid-range institutional and micro-social dimensions of growing numbers of societies; and (2) the increase in dynamic diversity is causally

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Eileen McNerney, CSJ

present-day Americans who have roots in western Europe proudly share stories of how and why their ancestors came, in time of trouble, war, or famine. Their separation from their country of origin, their culture, and their families was not an option. It was the forced choice of economic survival. They