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Religion and Religious Thinking in the New Millennium

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Living religion is not a compartmentalized reality; it is inextricably bound up with history, politics, and socio-economic changes. And this is all the more so with global faiths like Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and so on. We cannot lose sight of the fact that a crucial feature of religion as lived globally is its inherent contingency. And contingency implies unpredictability, even to the extent of waning of religion in some cases. The author points out that in our relationships with other cultures and faiths we must not act as if our own preoccupations are the order of the day. We require methodological sensitivity in these relationships if we wish to reach out to others, and methodological sensitivity is predicated on an act of decentring humility. As new millennium develops, the particular religious traditions, will have to come to terms with the process of globalization in its various modalities.

Keywords: Christianity; decentring humility; globalization; Judaism; methodological sensitivity; new millennium; religion; religious traditions



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