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The state of secularism : religion, tradition and democracy in South Africa

Author: Dhammamegha Annie Leatt
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Guides the reader from a history of global political secularism through an exploration of the roles played by religion and traditional authority in apartheid South Africa to the position of religion  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dhammamegha Annie Leatt
ISBN: 9781776140572 1776140575
OCLC Number: 1021048654
Description: xv, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: AbbreviationsGlossaryPreface1 Thinking Secularism from South Africa2 A South African Morality Tale: Religion, Tradition and Racialised Rule3 Negotiated Consensus and Religious Rights4 Re-establishing Traditional Authority5 The Spirit of a New South Africa6 Secular Constitutionalism in South Africa?ConclusionNotesAppendix 1 Postamble to the interim constitutionAppendix 2 Excerpts from the South African ConstitutionBibliographyIndex
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