..... in a pluralistic society

Brand, Gerrit (2012)

CITATION: Brand, G. 2012. ..... in a pluralistic society. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, 53(suppl. 2):17-29, doi:10.5952/53-0-192.

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Questions on religion and pluralism are complicated by the fact that central terms in the discourse, such as “pluralism”, “religion” and the “secular”, can be interpreted in a variety of ways and are also seriously contested. A plausible argument can be advanced to the effect that the problem of religion in a pluralistic society cannot be solved by opting for a kind of secularism that suggests the possibility of a neutral, non-religious public space. An alternative model of pluralism is both conceivable and preferable. Within the latter model a specifically Christian motivation for supporting a pluralistic society has to and can be developed.

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