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Chosenness and the Exclusivity of Truth1

Reuven Firestone

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tackles the Jewish idea of “chosenness” (or election) that seems to be deeply imbedded, not just in Judaism, but in all major monotheistic faiths. It asks: What might be the origin of ... More


Stimulating and Impeding Factors For Inner Democracy

Hubert J. M. Hermans

in Inner Democracy: Empowering the Mind Against a Polarizing Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197501023
eISBN:
9780197501054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501023.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Some factors that stimulate inner democracy and some that impede it are extensively described in this chapter. Stimulating factors include the following: the flexibility to change from one ... More


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