By R. Michael Feener (auth.), Juliana Finucane, R. Michael Feener (eds.)
This quantity brings jointly a variety of serious experiences that discover different ways that procedures of globalization pose new demanding situations and supply new possibilities for spiritual teams to propagate their ideals in modern Asian contexts. Proselytizing assessments the boundaries of non secular pluralism, because it is a convention that exists at the border of tolerance and intolerance. The perform of proselytizing presupposes not just that individuals are freely-choosing brokers and that faith itself is an argument of person choice. even as, in spite of the fact that, it additionally increases fraught questions on belonging to specific groups and heightens the ethical stakes in concerned about such offerings. in lots of modern Asian societies, questions on the bounds of appropriate proselytic habit have taken on extra urgency within the present period of globalization. spotting this, the reports introduced jointly the following serve to strengthen our understandings of present advancements because it seriously explores the advanced ways that modern contexts of spiritual pluralism in Asia either allow, and are threatened via, tasks of proselytization.
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