Religion and Public Dialogue: Resources for Harmonzing the Religious and the Secular
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)
Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
Various intellectual and religious thinkers take different positions on the role of religion as a source of cultural conflict. This thesis proposes that each has something to contribute to the pursuit of the common good in pluralistic America, but that no single solution is adequate. Religious and scientific perspectives can come together to reinforce the empathy that is needed for a pluralistic society to thrive. Overcoming division will take all parties' firm commitment to acceptance of differences, compromise, and mutual civil dialogue.
Place, Elena Marie Adlon, "Religion and Public Dialogue: Resources for Harmonzing the Religious and the Secular" (2012). Master of Arts in Religious Studies (M.A.R.S. Theses). 17.