Chapter

Conclusions

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/9780199934645.003.0008
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The Conclusion makes the case that we ought to cease using the term “Abrahamic religions” because, as used in the present, it is primarily a theological neologism. However, the problem is deeper than simply the term “Abrahamic religions.” It is not the mere choice of terminology, but the category itself that needs rethinking. This rethinking must take the form of developing new conceptual modeling that avoids discrete religions interacting with one another, and instead envisages complexity and porosity between manifold subgroups.

Keywords: Abrahamic religions; complexity; essentialism

Chapter.  1945 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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