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Unformatted text preview: -Religion as Symbolic Inquiry o Gertz sacred symbols, all of the symbols help to show a system of beliefs, ethos (ought) Plurality in Rhetorical Inquiry-Rhetoric as Discovery o Aristotle the faculty of discovery in all available means of persuasion-Rhetoric as Defense o Augustine defending the early Christians against their faith-Rhetoric as Remedy o Richards-Rhetoric as Critical Reflection o Habermas people should have be able to communicate on an equal level, turns to communicative rationality Pluralism-Pluralism and Religion o The existence and tolerance of ethnic groups and different beliefs and attitudes o But pluralism has a lot of difficulties because there are so many forms of spiritual belief-Why Words Matter o Pluralism and Public Discourse Judith Butler Tension between risk and potential Value in being disturbed and offended, why is it that we believe this way?...
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