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Responding to Syncretism

Fridlund, Patrik LU (2017) p.41-67
Abstract
Syncretism seems to disturb, and make uncertain what is taken for granted. Whether this is out of ‘logic’ or out of ‘jealousy’ is important in my reading. In this paper I suggest that logic is unhelpful in analyses of syncretism. Many religiously grounded refutations and condemnations of syncretism are based on jealousy, I suggest. I also suggest that jealousy as ground for judging syncretism, syncretic comportment, or syncretic ideas entails a relational aspect, giving place to sentiment, and to emotion. hence, jealousy requires judgements when a purported syncretic phenomenon is dealt with. Making a judgement implies therefore possible negotiations, changed views, and compromise. A judgement invites ethical perspectives.
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synkretism, religionsfilosofi, religionsteologi, religiös pluralism, svartsjuka, jealousy, syncretism, philosophy of religion, theology of religions, religious pluralism
host publication
Theological and Philosophical Responses to Syncretism : Beyond the Mirage of Pure Religion - Beyond the Mirage of Pure Religion
editor
Fridlund, Patrik ; Vähäkangas, Mika ; and
pages
41 - 67
publisher
Brill Academic Publishers
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  • scopus:85056584868
ISBN
9789004336599
978-90-0435212-4
DOI
10.1163/9789004336599_005
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English
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yes
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9813f3a3-347b-4a97-a887-2793f922f2cd
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2017-10-17 19:45:12
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  author       = {Fridlund, Patrik},
  booktitle    = {Theological and Philosophical Responses to Syncretism  : Beyond the Mirage of Pure Religion},
  editor       = {Fridlund, Patrik and Vähäkangas, Mika},
  isbn         = {9789004336599},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {41--67},
  publisher    = {Brill Academic Publishers},
  title        = {Responding to Syncretism},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/37146353/Fridlund_RespondingToSyncretism.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1163/9789004336599_005},
  year         = {2017},
}