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I. Religious Studies

Pluralism arises from the ineradicable diversity (Unity and diversity) of the world, whereas monism presupposes the unity of the world and views this diversity as nothing more than an illusion or an antecedent stage on the road to “ultimate” unity. Classical phenomenology of religion, following R. Otto, considered religious pluralism to reflect diverse manifestations of the si…

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Gantke, Wolfgang, Haigis, Peter, Schweitzer, Friedrich, Nipkow, Karl Ernst, Bornhauser, Thomas, Schmidt-Leukel, Perry and Hutchison, William R., “Pluralism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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