The Meaning of Religious Freedom in the Public Square (Paperback)

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The Meaning of Religious Freedom in the Public Square (Paperback)

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This book offers a new perspective on religious freedom. Its central theme is to elucidate the meaning of religion and freedom in discussions related to religious freedom and the place of religion in the public square. One often hears that either religion must be tamed by restricting its access to public power, or that in the name of neutrality and equality no religious reasoning may be used in the political sphere, as it may be coercive to other worldviews. There is also the idea that "religion" is a feature of human life essentially distinct from "secular" features such as politics and economics, and which has a peculiarly dangerous inclination to promote violence. Thus, the meaning of religious freedom in the twenty-first century seems uncertain. For that reason, it is necessary to clarify the meaning of religious freedom, especially in relation to the public sphere, in order to offer an answer that will guide us in discerning issues of religious freedom.
Product Details ISBN: 9781532639708
ISBN-10: 1532639708
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: February 27th, 2020
Pages: 310
Language: English