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Faith in politics : religion and liberal democracy

Author: Bryan T McGraw
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"No account of contemporary politics can ignore religion. The liberal democratic tradition in political thought has long treated religion with some suspicion, regarding it as a source of division and instability. Faith in Politics shows how such arguments are unpersuasive and dependent on questionable empirical claims: rather than being a serious threat to democracies' legitimacy, stability and freedom, religion can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan T McGraw
ISBN: 9780521130424 0521130425 9780521113335 0521113334 9780511760365 0511760361 9780511789441 0511789440 9780511784262 0511784260
OCLC Number: 659730199
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 320 pages)
Contents: Europe's religious parties and the liberal consensus --
The argument for deliberative restraint --
The problem with secular reasons --
Public reason and religious conflict --
Religion and the problem of political autonomy --
Making the most of conflict: religion and political toleration --
Conclusion : toward a better sort of liberal democracy.
Responsibility: Bryan T. McGraw.
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Explores the relationship between religion and liberal democracy and the roles religion can play in modern democratic orders.  Read more...

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