Date

2014

Department

Seminary

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Chair

Fred Smith

Keywords

Diana Eck, Exclusivism, Inter-religious dialogue, John Hick, Pluralism Project, Religious Pluralism

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | History of Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

The focus of this paper is to address religious pluralism as a belief along with examining multiple factors that have been a catalyst for the Pluralism Project at Harvard University to become part of American culture. The theology behind and ideology of the Pluralism Project will be examined along with the writings of Diana Eck, founder of the Pluralism Project. Outwardly, The Pluralism Project and the works of Eck give the impression of an impartial attempt to educate people on the growing religious diversity found within America. However, it will be shown that the Pluralism Project and the efforts of Eck are subversive to Christian orthodoxy.