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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Conference: "Religious Pluralism in Europe & Asia"

Fri, September 28, 2012 • SAC 1.118

The history of religions across Asia and Europe always developed and still proceeds under plural conditions. They constitute a challenge for many religious traditions and their interrelations range over a wide spectrum of conditions, modes, and consequences.  They include contact, coexistence, assimilation, and conflict and they are influenced by many factors.

The two conferences will address themselves to both synchronic and diachronic aspects of this phenomenon, which reaches from the first millenium BCE into our present times.  Some of the issues are modes of encounter (both symmetric and asymmetric), internal pluralisation, the role of social class, attempts to conceal diachronic transformations, and, of course, the political and legal regulation of religious plurality.

Religious pluralism and the varying reactions engendered by it have always been a dynamic process.  The conferences will provide a stimulating opportunity for informed perspectives on this vital topic and for future directions in research and dialogue.

For more information: http://www.utexas.edu/research/memoria/RelPluralismProgram.html

 


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