Convictions

Defusing Religious Relativism

By James Wm. McClendon, James M. Smith

Convictions

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  • ISBN: 9781592441174
  • Pages: 238
  • Publication Date: 12/24/2002
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
Web Price: $21.60

Convictions

Defusing Religious Relativism

By James Wm. McClendon, James M. Smith

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  • ISBN: 9781592441174
  • Pages: 238
  • Publication Date: 12/24/2002
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60

About-

We live in a world of widespread awareness of diversity. The variety of ethnicities, cultures, world views, and politics is common to anyone who takes advantage of media, communications, and travel technologies. Some diversities are quite trivial and merely provoke a smile or a shake of the head. But differences in those beliefs that guide our lives, that
make us what we are - these are another matter. They are indeed the stuff of arguments, manifestos, estrangements, revolutions, and wars. Why is this so? In a way, this book is an answer to that question.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book was ahead of its time, and it never received the attention it deserved. Many have now discovered by different routes what McClendon and Smith taught us twenty years ago. Yet how they did their work remains far superior to most recent work concerning the status of knowledge in convictional communities as well as how those knowledges may conflict. What a pleasure it is to have this revised version with their continuing reflections on work that has been done since they wrote this extraordinary book."

Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University

Contributors-

James Wm. McClendon
James M. Smith

Bio(s)-

James Wm. McClendon, Jr. was Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, until his death on October 30, 2000. Previous teaching positions included the Golden Gate Baptist Seminary in Berkeley, California, and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, also in Berkeley. He is author of a three volume systematic theology, titled 'Ethics', 'Doctrine', and 'Witness' (published by Abingdon Press).

James M. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno, and coeditor of Mill's 'Utilitarianism'.

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