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An Embarrassment of Riches : American Religious Pluralism as a Threat to Religious Belief
Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications
  • Richard Grigg, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Book
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
Religious diversity is a sign of the vitality of American spirituality, but it presents a challenge: a thoughtful believer will most likely recognize that religious Others hold beliefs that contradict his or her own and will confront the fact that there is apparently no better evidence for his or her own beliefs than for those held by the religious Other. Thus the religious Other can easily become the disconfirming Other. An Embarrassment of Riches examines the various responses open to the believer challenged by the disconfirming Other, from self-deception of New Age spirituality to rigid fundamentalist opposition.
Citation Information
Grigg, Richard. An Embarrassment of Riches : American Religious Pluralism as a Threat to Religious Belief. Fairfield CT: Sacred Heart University Press, 2012.