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The word “pluralism” (from Lat. pluralis) refers to the presence, in any given setting, of a multiplicity of competing cultures, viewpoints, economic interests, religious perspectives, philosophical opinions, and the like. In such usages the word is a near synonym for “diversity.” “Pluralism” can also mean the advocacy or defense of diversity as a matter of principle, as when pluralism is contrasted with te…

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Narr, Wolf-Dieter, Mudge, Lewis S., Charpentier, Jean-Marie and Moede, Gerald F., “Pluralism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.109>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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