Inter-religious tolerance

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dc.contributor.author Diab, Nuwar Mawlawi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T06:34:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T06:34:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2057-2050 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7991
dc.description.abstract Despite his bitter criticism of religion and the clergy, Ameen Fares Rihani (1876-1940) was not an atheist; although his understanding of God was unique and ‘unorthodox’. To him, God is not frightening, angry, or vindictive but rather good, compassionate, and merciful. God is one, and all religions lead to Him, so people of different religions and sects need not fight over the way they worship Him. To find God, the Ultimate Truth, Rihani urged people to shun the clergy, reflect on God, and contemplate His creations, particularly nature whose laws drive and regulate the universe. By reflecting on God, using the power of the mind, people can sift through the religious baggage, reject worn out dogmas, accept only what the mind deems logical, and exercise inter-religious tolerance. Only then would people evolve and progress. Thus, Rihani’s criticism of religion was a reaction to people’s divisive and illogical beliefs; and his call for religious tolerance, the ethical antidote with which he hoped to reform religion and bring about political unity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Inter-religious tolerance en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Ameen Rihani’s key to religious reform and political unity en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199629300 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Intercultural Inquiry en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.keywords Ameen Rihani en_US
dc.keywords Inter-religious tolerance en_US
dc.keywords Christianity en_US
dc.keywords Islam en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Diab, N. M. (2015). Inter-religious Tolerance: Ameen Rihani’s Key to Religious Reform and Political Unity. Journal of Intercultural Inquiry, 1(1). en_US
dc.author.email nuwar.diab@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.jiiscientia.co.uk/article/view/29 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0148-0002 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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