Wuthnow's Chapter On Exclusivism

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Near the end of Wuthnow’s chapter on exclusivism the author explains that he believes that exclusivists respect and tolerance for diversity of other religions is often found to be a kind of arrogance, that they are “happier, less confused, more sure of the truth, and better able to lead good lives than anyone else” (183). I can certainly see where Wuthnow is coming from, in his research he talked to a lot of exclusivists and many I would judge as arrogant; therefore, I can sympathize. Yet when asked to write about this topic in class I argued against it. Saying that attributes of arrogance, honesty, charitable, are social qualities, they are only expressed and perceived socially. And that it is possible to hold a view, not act on it, it is
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