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Making religion safe for democracy : transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville

Author: J Judd Owen
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"Does the toleration of liberal democratic society mean that religious faiths are left substantively intact, so long as they respect the rights of others? Or do liberal principles presuppose a deeper transformation of religion? Does life in democratic society itself transform religion? In Making Religion Safe for Democracy, J. Judd Owen explores these questions by tracing a neglected strand of Enlightenment  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Judd Owen
ISBN: 9781107036796 1107036798
OCLC Number: 890792693
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. A third way of religious freedom?: Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Backus, and the struggle for the American soul --
2. Hobbes and the new minimalist Christianity --
3. Locke and the political theology of toleration --
4. Tocqueville and the democratization of American religion.
Responsibility: J. Judd Owen.
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This book examines a unified reinterpretation of Christianity by Hobbes, Locke, and Jefferson, and compares that to de Tocqueville's analysis of changes.  Read more...

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'A study of religion in the advance of liberal political theory culminating in Tocqueville, who changes its place profoundly. J. Judd Owen's book is distinguished for clarity and eloquence of its Read more...

 
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