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Religionsfilosofins uppgift i en senmodern, mångreligiös och pluralistisk värld
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

We live in a so-called late-modern age where religion and various world-views are something one must relate to in society, no matter what one thinks of that and wherever one lives in the world. This statement applies not least if we are to be able to live in consensus with each other and if we want a world with fewer conflicts, which I, without any evidence, claim that the majority of the world´s population wants. 

   The fact that people with different truth claims, religions an world-views live side by side as today, is not a new phomenon globally and historically, but the Christian conformity that was formerly the practice in the West has today been replaced by a multitude of world-views through increased immigration and through increased secularization.

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and describe the mission of religious philosophy in a late-modern, multi-religious, pluralistic world. And in the first place to find out what the three religious philosophers Kevin Schilbrack from USA, Mikael Stenmark from Sweden and Nick Trakakis from Australia say about this. By comparing their perceptions with each other, I want to point out similarities and differences and see why I mean that the discipline should be developed for one or the other direction. 

   I advocate that religion of philosophy continues to work with the methods by which one seeks to understand, describe and explain different religions ans world-views, as well as critically review, assess or evaluate them. This is because the philosophy of religion is to be taken seriously in order for philosophy of religion to take society seriously. Religion of philosophy should also study lived religion as a complement to the textculture. 

   Moving the starting point to the religion you are studying can also be of benefit to the study of religious philosophy in order to get a more accurate picture of foreign religions. The advantage of what I advocate here is that in the future we can get a philosophy of religion that is not normative, defined that it has the starting point in theism, that the confessional is the norm, or relativistic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
philosophy of religion, religion, philosophy, world-view, multi-religious, pluralistic
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-384622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-384622DiVA, id: diva2:1321133
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Studies in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
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2019-06-03, Uppsala Universitet, Engelska Parken, Uppsala, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-06-11Bibliographically approved

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