Pluralism in the perspective of semitic religions

Biyanto, Biyanto (2015) Pluralism in the perspective of semitic religions. Indonesian Journal of Islam and Muslim Societies, 5 (1). pp. 255-285. ISSN 2406-825X

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This article explores the concepts of religious pluralism in the perspective of Semitic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. As Semitic religions, the three actually share some teaching similarities in the field of theology. But, in so a long history development, it turns out that there are some differences in their theological teachings. The power history and politics factors have also influenced the relation between the followers of the Semitic religions. Therefore, it is important to explore deeply the concepts of pluralism in the three religions and also the development of the thoughts about the religious pluralism among the philosophers and theologians in each of the religion. This is due to the fact that in this present context, all religions in this globe face similar problems dealing with the pluralism where one of the indicators is the occurrence of radicalism even terrorism cases involving the followers of each religion. The triggering factor is that the followers of each religion are not ready to live in diversity. It is due to the high amount of socio-religion-nu-anced radicalism cases that a number of thinkers from the three religions have been trying to reformulate the meanings of pluralism in the present context with the target to have some active involvements among the followers of the Semitic religions to solve the plurality problem. At present there is some awareness among the thinkers that each group of religion should not have some thoughts that they are the best, and it is only they that possess the heaven. Such a claim is growing from a group’s subjectivity. If this happens, it means that there is a threat to any efforts in implanting the values of pluralism.

Item Type: Article
Biyanto, Biyanto
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity; religious pluralism; semitic religions; tolerance
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Pascasarjana > Prodi Doktor Studi Islam (DSI)
Depositing User: Abdun Nashir
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 16:31
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 16:31

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