Pluralism With Syncretism: A Perspective From Latin American Religious Diversity

Marciano Adilio Spica
2018 Open Theology  
The aim of this paper is to defend a type of pluralistic philosophical theory that addresses the specific characteristics of Latin American religious diversity. In order to do this, I will first try to show how, from a Latin American perspective, the discussion of religious diversity necessarily imposes the concept of syncretism and how this concept can be understood within the debate about diversity. After that, I will defend an understanding of religiosity that takes syncretism as something
more » ... tural, given the functioning of our systems of practices and beliefs in general. Finally I will defend the advantages of a pluralistic philosophical perspective of religion that considers the phenomenon of syncretism and how it is necessary for an understanding of Latin American religiosity.
doi:10.1515/opth-2018-0017 fatcat:vmi34ewwana5tnsi636ybu5qpi