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Freedom of religion and the secular state

Author: Russell Blackford
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Series: Blackwell public philosophy, 11
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Exploring the relationship between religion and the stateFocusing on the intersection of religion, law, and politics in contemporary liberal democracies, Blackford considers the concept of the secular state, revising and updating enlightenment views for the present day. Freedom of Religion and the Secular State offers a comprehensive analysis, with a global focus, of the subject of religious freedom from a legal as  Read more...
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Blackford, Russell, 1954-
Freedom of religion and the secular state.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
(DLC) 2011024992
(OCoLC)732318612
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Blackford
ISBN: 9781118153321 1118153324 9781118153291 1118153294 1283406039 9781283406031
OCLC Number: 773301525
Description: 1 online resource (219 p.)
Contents: Front Matter --
Motivation and Overview --
A Short History of Religious Intolerance --
Hobbes, Locke, and their Legacy: Models of the Modern State --
Religious Impositions and Endorsements --
Religion-Based Morality and the Secular State --
Persecution, Accommodation, and Conscientious Objection --
Private Power, Religious Communities, and the State --
Religious Freedom and the Interests of Children --
Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech --
Back to Locke: Concluding Remarks --
Index. Motivation and overview --
A short history of religious intolerance --
Hobbes, Locke, and their legacy: models of the modern state --
Religious impositions and endorsements --
Religion-based morality and the secular state --
Persecution, accommodation, and conscientious objection --
Private power, religious communities, and the state --
Religious freedom and the interests of children --
Religious freedom and freedom of speech --
Back to Locke.
Series Title: Blackwell public philosophy, 11
Responsibility: Russell Blackford.

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Exploring the relationship between religion and the stateFocusing on the intersection of religion, law, and politics in contemporary liberal democracies, Blackford considers the concept of the secular state, revising and updating enlightenment views for the present day. Freedom of Religion and the Secular State offers a comprehensive analysis, with a global focus, of the subject of religious freedom from a legal as well as historical and philosophical viewpoint. It makes an original contribution to current debates about freedom of religion, and addresses a whole range of hot-button issues that.

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