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Religion in Public Life Must Faith Be Privatized?

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ISBN-10: 0199543674

ISBN-13: 9780199543670

Edition: 2008

Authors: Roger Trigg

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How far can religion play a part in the public sphere, or should it be only a private matter? Roger Trigg examines this question in the context of today's pluralist societies, where many different beliefs clamor for attention. Should we celebrate diversity, or are matters of truth at stake? In particular, can we maintain our love of freedom, while cutting it off from religious roots? In societies in which there are many conflicting beliefs, the place of religion is a growing political issue. Should all religions be equally welcomed in the public square? Favoring one religion over others may appear to be a failure to treat all citizens equally, yet for citizens in many countries Christian heritage is woven into their way of life. Whether it is the issue of same-sex marriages, the right of French schoolgirls to wear Islamic headscarves, or just the public display of Christmas trees, all societies have to work out a consistent approach to the public influence of religion.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Church and State
Reason and Freedom
Religious Liberty
Rights and Freedoms
Multiculturalism and Religion
The Role of the State
Must Democracy Be Religiously Neutral?
Law and Religion
Religion in State Education
Must We Privatize Religion?
Under God?
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index