IAH #4 - Religion and National Identity: Protestantism and...

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Religion and National Identity: Protestantism and the Challenges of Modernism, 1870-1930 II. Impact of Modernism Definition o Belief that religious texts can be examined scientifically and rationally, not through faith alone Means that different religions can be examined side by side as equals Means that religion can be explored and questioned in educational settings-rather than religion defining public education, scientific inquiry defines public education World Parliament of Religions, Chicago 1893 Reflected historical challenge of pluralism to Protestantism Pluralism is not the same thing as diversity Diversity o The existence of many different religions in a society Pluralism o The belief that different religions or cultures should participate equally in setting and implementing the agenda of society Scopes Trial, Dayton, TN, 1925 Reflected historical challenges of secular ideology to Protestantism Secular ideology o
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2009 for the course IAH 201 taught by Professor Dontknow during the Spring '05 term at Michigan State University.

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