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Between relativism and fundamentalism

Peter L. Berger

Between relativism and fundamentalism

religious resources for a middle position

by Peter L. Berger

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Published by W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Peter L. Berger
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBT82.2 .B48 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 209 p. ;
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562370M
ISBN 100802863876
ISBN 109780802863874
LC Control Number2009042572
OCLC/WorldCa457169829

Ethnocentrism is a slippery concept that different disciplines and individuals use in diverse, inconsistent, and incompatible ways. Ethnocentrism is usually defined as a kind of ethnic or cultural. Robert Fuller: Fundamentalism of the imperious sort comes in a variety of disguises: moral righteousness, technological arrogance, intellectual condescension, and artistic snobbery, to name a : Robert W. Fuller.

Here I hope to argue, and convince you dear reader, that a defence of Western or Islamic values is only possible when ethical relativism is not used, and that when abandoned, Western and Islamic values can both be celebrated and criticised equally without having to appeal to nationalism or fundamentalism; or phrased another way: the lowest. Cultural Relativism Vs. Ethical Relativism Since the judgments are relative, actions judged as unethical by one culture could be viewed with neutrality by another culture, and could even be considered as a moral necessity by people in yet a different culture. Theoretical Problems.

Beyond Fundamentalism and Relativism This is the eigth in the series "Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship". Posted Ethical Relativism by Matt Slick By CARM (Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry) Ethical relativism is the position that there are no moral absolutes, no moral right and wrongs. Instead, right and wrong are based on social norms. Such could be the case with "situational ethics," which is a category of ethical Size: 11KB.


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That is because the Relativist-Fundamentalist paradigm of sociologist Peter Berger indicates that Fundamentalists are prone to being unwitting relativists and Relativists blindly prone to fundamentalism. This book is a set of follow-up papers by religious thinkers on the Relativism-Fundamentalism concept of sociologist Peter Berger in his book In Praise of Doubt: How to Have /5(2).

The central contention here then can be restated this way: the tensions between fundamentalism and relativism are an enduring and perhaps permanent structural feature of the present and emerging global order and as such, the dynamic between these polarizing tendencies provides one of the dominant narratives of culture and civilization for our : Product Description Peter L.

Berger Grace Davie Ingeborg Gabriel Craig M. Gay David M. Gordis Os Guinness James Davison Hunter Michael PlekonPages:   Relativism is another big word often connected to philosophy and great thinkers of the past like Nietzsche.

The problem with relativism is the same as with fundamentalism. It seems that there is no real answer to what fundamentalism or relativism actually : Julien Appler.

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All in all, these are thoughtful essays on a timely topic, accessible to pastors and college-educated laypeople. This book is highly recommended. Between Relativism and Fundamentalism: Religious Resources for a Middle Position Edited by Peter L.

Berger. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, ISBN ix plus $ Mark Mattes. Between Relativism and Fundamentalism Peter L. Berger (Editor) Publisher: Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Company (Decem ) ISBN: Our contemporary culture is dominated by two extremes — relativism and fundamentalism.

In a similar spirit Peter Berger has compiled Between Relativism and Fundamentalism: Religious Resources for a Middle Position [Eerdmans, ]. It is a collection of essays by different authors who join him in quest of a middle position between believing that discussions on "What is truth" are irrelevant, on the one hand, and claiming to be the sole possessors of absolute truth, on the other.

Neither relativism nor fundamentalism offers a basis for reasoned discourse on moral choices. We need a revitalized “protestant” middle way.

Appeared in: Vol Number 1 | Published on: September 1,   Both relativism and fundamentalism threaten the basic moral order without which no society, least of all a liberal democracy, can exist: relativism because it makes morality a capricious game, fundamentalism because it balkanizes society into mutually hostile camps that cannot communicate with each other.

On relativism and fundamentalism Peter Berger has some interesting comments on relativism and fundamentalism and the way they interact in modern (and perhaps postmodern) culture. There are some fields of study, and missiology is one of them, in which one becomes aware of how much our worldview is culturally conditioned.

DESCRIPTION Peter L. Berger Grace Davie Ingeborg Gabriel Craig M. Gay David M. Gordis Os Guinness James Davison Hunter Michael Plekon.

The explanation for relativism in the book Communication Between Cultures is much longer than the one for fundamentalism. It is conspicuous, because finding good sources about a definition of relativism is difficult. Neither is desirable: relativism claims that all questions of truth are irrelevant, whereas fundamentalism insists on sole possession of absolute truth.

Internationally renowned sociologist of religion Peter Berger has gathered a group of scholars to consider how, from out of different traditions, one can define a middle position between both. The differences between fundamentalism and evangelicalism are a bit subtle, and oftentimes difficult to understand from the outside.

A lot of it is a style. Fundamentalists tend to be very strict. Neither is desirable: relativism claims that all questions of truth are irrelevant, whereas fundamentalism insists on sole possession of absolute truth. Internationally renowned sociologist of religion Peter Berger has gathered a group of scholars to consider how, from out of different traditions, one can define a middle position between both extremes."--Jacket.

Beyond Fundamentalism and Relativism [This is the 8th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship.] The public demands certainties But there are no certainties.

The duty to defend our beliefs to the best of our ability is one of the main themes in the Hindu holy book, The Bhagavad Gita. In a key passage, Lord Krishna. Carlo Invernizzi Accetti is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the City College of New York (CUNY) and Associate Researcher at the Center for European Studies of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

He is the author of a book entitled Relativism and Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes (Columbia University Press, ) as well as Author: Carlo Invernizzi Accetti. Popular Relativism Books Showing of 44 Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to Do about It (Paperback) by.

Chris Stefanick (Prólogo) (shelved 2 times as relativism) avg rating — ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid pp, Hamish Hamilton, £ The janissaries of the Ottoman empire were captured Christian.

Relativism 4 (Ogilvy, ) and increasing fundamentalism (Gardner, ) in today’s youth. Both of these claims, if they are accurate, have important implications for today’s Size: 1MB. The Moral Relativism of Fundamentalist Christianity Ap Ed Brayton Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality!Fundamentalist neoconservatives charge that moral relativism means that anything and everything is permissible.

That a relativist society is adrift, out of control, degenerate and lawless. I recently read a review of the book The War for Children’s Minds by Stephen Law in which the author argues, as did Kant, that moral consciousness is.