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Modern Usage

Aaron W. Hughes

in Abrahamic Religions

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199934645
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980666 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.003.0005
Modern Usage

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This chapter examines some of the contemporary uses to which the category has been put in the years after September 11, 2001. No longer perceived in a supersessionist manner (as in chapter two) or as a moral antidote to a contemporary malaise (as in chapter three), we now clearly see “Abrahamic religions” being used to delineate a set of qualities that can subsequently be used in the quest for interfaith understanding. Like its predecessors, however, the term is still every bit as ahistorical and essential.

Keywords: interfaith dialogue; Karl-Josef Kuschel; 9/11; United States Insitute of Peace; Samuel Huntington; clash of civilizations

Chapter.  8581 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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