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Bruce Robbins, Paulo Lemos Horta, and Kwame Anthony Appiah

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829682

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.001.0001

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Cosmopolitanism and the Claims of Religious Identity

Cosmopolitanism and the Claims of Religious Identity

(p.127) 9 Cosmopolitanism and the Claims of Religious Identity

Jean Bethke Elshtain

NYU Press

Bethke Elshtain considers whether a cosmopolitan ethics can be compatible with the solidarity of faith and the strong, particular claims of religion. Elshtain reminds her reader that all moral development begins with the particular and suggests that rather than being opposed to it, cosmopolitanism can be seen as a way of connecting the particular and universal claims of ethics and identity.

Keywords:   religion, secularism, ethics, particular and universal

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