Confident Pluralism

Confident Pluralism

With a new preface that addresses the election of Donald Trump, the decline in civic discourse after the election, the Nazi march in Charlottesville, and more, this new edition of Confident Pluralism is an essential clarion call during one ...

Author: John D. Inazu

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226592435

Category: Law

Page: 186

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In the three years since Donald Trump first announced his plans to run for president, the United States seems to become more dramatically polarized and divided with each passing month. There are seemingly irresolvable differences in the beliefs, values, and identities of citizens across the country that too often play out in our legal system in clashes on a range of topics such as the tensions between law enforcement and minority communities. How can we possibly argue for civic aspirations like tolerance, humility, and patience in our current moment? In Confident Pluralism, John D. Inazu analyzes the current state of the country, orients the contemporary United States within its broader history, and explores the ways that Americans can—and must—strive to live together peaceably despite our deeply engrained differences. Pluralism is one of the founding creeds of the United States—yet America’s society and legal system continues to face deep, unsolved structural problems in dealing with differing cultural anxieties and differing viewpoints. Inazu not only argues that it is possible to cohabitate peacefully in this country, but also lays out realistic guidelines for our society and legal system to achieve the new American dream through civic practices that value toleration over protest, humility over defensiveness, and persuasion over coercion. With a new preface that addresses the election of Donald Trump, the decline in civic discourse after the election, the Nazi march in Charlottesville, and more, this new edition of Confident Pluralism is an essential clarion call during one of the most troubled times in US history. Inazu argues for institutions that can work to bring people together as well as political institutions that will defend the unprotected. Confident Pluralism offers a refreshing argument for how the legal system can protect peoples’ personal beliefs and differences and provides a path forward to a healthier future of tolerance, humility, and patience.
Categories: Law

Relovutionary

Relovutionary

Confident pluralism argues that we can, and we must, learn to live with each other in spite of our deep differences. ... John D. Inazu, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference, Kindle edition [University of ...

Author: Jonathon William King

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973690030

Category: Religion

Page: 616

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“RELOVUTIONARY’ clearly demonstrates that Jonny King has something of value to say to the church in these days. I commend his book to you.” —Jeff Crosby, Publisher, InterVarsity Press/USA PHILOSOPHY FOR TRUE HUMAN FLOURISHING Each person without exception is desperate for flourishing. Every individual hungers and aches to live an expression of the good life. This compulsion inside is as automatic as it is intuitive. This general human longing reflects a common drive for meaning, and not just for the Christian. Still, most intimately know they can't entirely do life their way. Whilst the majority readily confess, they haven't the sufficient means, or even the necessary power. After all, look at what happens when a global pandemic shuts down life?! The fact we rarely arrive at contented satisfaction becomes life's own rolling stone. Do you have a present vision? Are you confident of the process? What about any worthwhile or ultimate goal? This living challenge becomes even more practically specific for the Christian. What if someone asked you for the content of a faithful and fruitful life for Christ? What would you say? Now factor in these challenging and confronting cultural times. How would you reply? After all, you sincerely love Jesus, and passionately want to live for Him, which means you're entirely motivated to offer something not only realistic, but true. But can you? The good news is that in your hands contain the opening lines, where RELOVUTIONARY intends to be your own personal guide. Volume One introduces this idea, setting the coordinates for the reader's unfolding navigation. The context is huge, only increasing any anticipation on this series' comprehensive value. This Is Your Life has been genuinely engineered for any curious reader wanting an answer to the absurdity of existence, and for every genuine follower of Jesus Christ, determined to live a life worthy of His calling. There is no greater promise or purpose than living for Jesus-no matter age, stage, time, or place-which means there should be no further reading delay. WELCOME TO THE LIFE: RELOVUXIONARY
Categories: Religion

Religious Freedom LGBT Rights and the Prospects for Common Ground

Religious Freedom  LGBT Rights  and the Prospects for Common Ground

Confident pluralism asks that those charged with enforcing our laws do better in preserving and strengthening our constitutional ... 52 John D. Inazu, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference 125 (2016).

Author: William N. Eskridge Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108470155

Category: Law

Page: 564

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LGBT, faith, and academic thought-leaders explore prospects for laws protecting each community's core interests and possible resolutions for culture-war conflicts.
Categories: Law

The Constitution on Campus

The Constitution on Campus

John D. Inazu, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference 8 (2016). 25. Mahanoy Area School District v. B. L., 141 S. Ct. 2038, 2046 (2021). 26. Id. 27. John Inazu, The Purpose (and Limits) of the University, ...

Author: William E. Thro

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475856828

Category: Education

Page: 185

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This book provides a user-friendly guide to constitutional law in the context of public colleges and universities that is easily accessible to students, faculty members, and administrators. While this book will be helpful to lawyers, our primary audience is the educated layperson. Each of the book’s chapters discusses the basic constitutional principles and how they apply in the context of public higher education.
Categories: Education

Out of Many Faiths

Out of Many Faiths

In many ways, Patel's descriptions and aspirations echo those that I have offered in my recent book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference.1 But I believe Patel's essay departs from my arguments in two ...

Author: Eboo Patel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691196817

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The former faith adviser to Barack Obama draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine the importance of religious diversity in the nation's cultural, political, and economic life. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired its most vital civic institutions.
Categories: Political Science

Public Intellectuals and the Common Good

Public Intellectuals and the Common Good

19John Inazu, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 4, 6‐7. 20John Templeton created three grant‐making entities to carry out his philanthropic vision: the John ...

Author: Todd C. Ream

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830854820

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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In the midst of a divisive culture, public intellectuals speaking from an evangelical perspective have a critical role to play—within the church and beyond. Representing the church, higher education, journalism, and the nonprofit sector, these world-class scholars and practitioners cast a vision for intellectuals who promote human flourishing.
Categories: Religion

Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age

Art Theory for a Global Pluralistic Age

Third, technology and globalization in turn incite a strong sense of pluralism. As an effect of the newfound ... Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016), 7.

Author: Steven Félix-Jäger

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030297060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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This book extends a theory of art that addresses the present era’s shift towards global pluralism. By focusing on extrinsic rather than intrinsic qualities of art, this book helps viewers evaluate art across cultural boundaries. Art can be universally classified by an evaluation of its guiding narrative, and can be understood and judged through hermeneutical methods. Since artists engage culture through various local, transnational, and emerging global narratives, it is difficult to decipher what standards are used for evaluation, and which authoritative body evaluates the work. This book implements a narrative-hermeneutical approach to properly classify an artwork and establish its meaning and value.
Categories: Philosophy

Religious Pluralism and Political Stability

Religious Pluralism and Political Stability

6 Jeff Spinner-Halev, Surviving Diversity: Religion and Democratic Citizenship (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000); John D. Inazu, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (Chicago: University of ...

Author: David Golemboski

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000618235

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book argues that the principles and institutions of political liberalism are necessary conditions for achieving reliable stability amid conditions of pluralism. Only a political system of this sort can bring citizens’ moral, religious, and political loyalties into robust agreement. Through an analysis that encompasses normative political theory and American constitutional law, David Golemboski illustrates the implications of this conclusion by examining contemporary legal debates in law and religion. By developing a fresh perspective on how legal frameworks for religious exercise and establishment can ameliorate conflict and enhance the stability of a liberal constitution, this book demonstrates that political systems need not subordinate or sacrifice important liberal priorities in favor of stability. Rather, those liberal priorities are themselves necessary components of a stable order. Religious Pluralism and Political Stability will be of interest to scholars across the fields of political philosophy, legal theory, and constitutional law who have an interest in religion.
Categories: Political Science

Faith in a Pluralist Age

Faith in a Pluralist Age

Inazu, John D. Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016. Pierard, Richard V. “The Lutheran Two-Kingdoms Doctrine and Subservience to the State in Modern Germany.

Author: Kaye V. Cook

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532609954

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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Most academics agree with Peter Berger that pluralism theory appears more accurate than secularization theory in accounting for the societal changes that accompany modernization. Yet Berger's earlier book Many Altars of Modernity gives limited attention to the implications of the pluralist paradigm for religious discourse, in particular for evangelicals. According to Berger--who wrote the first chapter in this book--while pluralism leads to less certainty about faith and creates "secular spaces," it also, more positively, clarifies the importance of trust in God, highlights the nature of religious institutions as voluntary associations rather than birth rights, and challenges Christians to know what they believe in. Subsequent chapters respond to the first. Four responses are theoretical (e.g., challenging the concept of secular spaces, exploring social constructionism) and four are contextual (e.g., describing anti-pluralist forces in India, challenging feminists to pluralism, examining women's responses to pluralism, and exploring values in Brazil and China). The ideas are easily accessible to the lay reader and are intended to initiate a much-needed conversation about the implications of pluralist theory. We conclude that pluralism is challenging for Christian faith but, as Peter Berger says, in most ways it is "good for you."
Categories: Religion

Wisdom from Babylon

Wisdom from Babylon

Thus we can speak of “principled pluralism,” a posture that creates space for diversity of beliefs around a common ... Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016).

Author: Gordon T. Smith

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830853274

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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What does it mean to provide leadership for the church in an increasingly secular context? Analyzing the phenomenon of secularization in the West and charting common Christian responses, this indispensable resource from Gordon Smith discusses the competencies and capacities essential for cultivating distinctively Christian leadership today.
Categories: Religion