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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Scherer, Matthew, 1977-
Religion, politics, and democracy.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|ISBN:||9781139625630 1139625632 9781139199261 1139199269|
|Description:||1 online resource|
|Contents:||Introduction: beyond the separation of church and state: secularism as conversion --
1. The authorized narrative and crystalline structure of conversion in Augustine's Confessions --
2. Toleration and conversion in Locke's letters: it is 'above all things necessary to distinguish' --
3. The crystalline structure of conversion: Henri Bergson's Two sources --
4. Saint John (Rawls), the miracle of secular reason --
5. The wish for a better life: Stanley Cavell's critique of the social contract --
Conclusion: 6. From supernovas into the deep: secularism as conversion, a conversion of secularism.
'A brilliant contribution to the study of secularity, offering a new perspective on what has become a tired debate about political-religious separation. In inviting readers to rethink secularism as a