Religious Pluralism

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From the booknotes of Michel Bauwens of Jorge Ferrer's Revisioning Transpersonal Theory.

Ferrer distinguishes 4 related fields of inquiry into the unity vs diversity of religions:

  • comparative mysticism
  • the cross-cultural philosophy of religion
  • East-West hermeneutics
  • interreligious dialogue.

All of them moved from universalistic assumptions and aspirations to dialogical, hermeneutic, and pluralist approaches.

More information


  • Byrne, P. Prolegomena to religious pluralism: reference and realism in religion. St. Martin's Press, 1995
  • Dean, T. ed. Religious pluralism and truth: essays on cross-cultural philosophy of religion. SUNY, 1995
  • Heim, S.M. Salvations: truth and difference in religion. Orbis, 1995
  • Vroom, H.M. Religions and the truth. Philosophical reflections and perspectives. Eerdmans, 1996