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Capitalism as Religion and Religious Pluralism: An Approach from Liberation Theology

Capitalism as Religion and Religious Pluralism: An Approach from Liberation Theology Jung Mo Sung Methodist University, Sao Paulo, Brazil Translated by Emily Everett religious pluralism and the struggle of the gods Religious pluralism as a social fact, namely, the coexistence of different religions within a social system, be it a country or an empire, is not anything new. The mere contact with other people and their various religions, for example, through commerce, still does not indicate religious pluralism. In this case, each group of people has its religion and its gods, and recognizes that other groups of people exist with other religions and other gods. Religious pluralism occurs when, because of immigration or the conquest of one people over another, groups of people with different religions live together in the same social space. Whether by immigration or by conquest, the resulting religious pluralism does not occur in an egalitarian or harmonious manner. Immigrants are forced to live out their religion within their group as a marginal religion in society, or even in hiding when it is not accepted in the society where they went to seek a livelihood. In the case of conquest or expansion of empires, the conquering power imposes its cultural values and religion on the conquered http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Capitalism as Religion and Religious Pluralism: An Approach from Liberation Theology

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 34 (1) – Feb 3, 2014

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Jung Mo Sung Methodist University, Sao Paulo, Brazil Translated by Emily Everett religious pluralism and the struggle of the gods Religious pluralism as a social fact, namely, the coexistence of different religions within a social system, be it a country or an empire, is not anything new. The mere contact with other people and their various religions, for example, through commerce, still does not indicate religious pluralism. In this case, each group of people has its religion and its gods, and recognizes that other groups of people exist with other religions and other gods. Religious pluralism occurs when, because of immigration or the conquest of one people over another, groups of people with different religions live together in the same social space. Whether by immigration or by conquest, the resulting religious pluralism does not occur in an egalitarian or harmonious manner. Immigrants are forced to live out their religion within their group as a marginal religion in society, or even in hiding when it is not accepted in the society where they went to seek a livelihood. In the case of conquest or expansion of empires, the conquering power imposes its cultural values and religion on the conquered

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 3, 2014

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