The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy, Pluralism and Global Engagement
Edited by IGE President Emeritus Chris Seiple and IGE Senior Fellow Dennis R. Hoover, this pioneering Handbook proposes an approach to pluralism that is relational, principled, and non-relativistic, going beyond banal calls for mere “tolerance”. The growing religious diversity within societies around the world presents both challenges and opportunities. A degree of competition between deeply held religious/worldview perspectives is natural and inevitable, yet at the same time the world urgently needs engagement and partnership across lines of difference. This Handbook argues that religious literacy — defined as a dynamic combination of competencies and skills, continuously refined through real-world cross-cultural engagement — is vital to building societies and states of neighborly solidarity and civic fairness.