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a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated

the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

the practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time

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The current Justice and Development Party (AK Party) experience in Turkey shows that Muslims are not democrats and pluralists vis-a-vis not only others but also each other.
In like vein, Levy argues that the rationalists are right to "expect groups to exercise more power over their members than can be justified by their free associational choices"; but that the pluralists are likewise right to "expect states to exercise more power over groups than can be justified by the freedom of groups' members.
6) Pluralists like John Hick and Paul Knitter think that this dialogical imperative calls for a "level playing field" (7) where no religion would approach another with a sense of superiority.
The trouble arises when pluralists employ words such as 'thing', 'being', or 'reality', for they lack any clear criteria and so these 'claims look empty' (62).
A pluralist believes that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life.
All of these men, whom Ruble labels "successful pragmatic pluralists," were quite adept at forging coalitions and negotiating compromises, and each contributed substantially to making his city a better place in which to live.
Are the pluralists on a frontier where the mainstream will eventually arrive, or is pluralism destined to remain at the margins?
Leaders directly involved in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, however, predict the document is not likely to hinder their efforts because their participants are not pluralists in the sense condemned by Dominus Iesus.
Eventually, the analysts were vanquished by the pluralists, whose legacy of eclecticism and diversity is still with us today.
After all, the central project of the pluralists was to root class conflict out of the industrial relations system through a reconstruction of organized labour and organized capitalists as competing interest groups whose disputes would be regulated by decision-makers who accepted the legitimacy of groups and who were guided by their "independent estimate of their own and the public's interest.
Pluralists accept that members of groups pursue not only individual routes to success, but also collective action.
The forum is wide enough for feminists, regionalists, Marxists, deconstructionists, multiculturalists, and pluralists to invite dialogue.
They claim democracy takes place in the center among pluralists, with extremists populating the fringes where law enforcement can police their criminality.
This is understandable, as there is little use in being tolerant pluralists if that means tolerantly watching the dismantling of a pluralistic society by a self-righteous minority.
While the theme is religious pluralism, Hallett is less concerned with engaging other religions than with engaging religious pluralists themselves, namely, John Hick.