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Should democratic politics and religion, political reason and faith be completely separated from each other, or should they be seen in a relationship of discursive interaction?
The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has undermined state-induced attempts to privatise faith, and it has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the place of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates. This textbook:
This important text will be of great to use to students of religion and politics in the fields of political and legal theory, and religious and theological studies.
Introduction: A Plea for Complexity
1. Political Liberalism, Public Reason, and Religion: John Rawls
2. Public Reason Contested: Religion, Citizenship, and Democratic Participation
3. Postsecularism, Translation, and Religion: Jürgen Habermas
4. Republicanism: Between Non-domination, the Common Good, and Civil Religion
5. Charles Taylor’s Hermeneutics of Modernity: Secularization, Recognition, and Inclusive Liberalism
6. Multiculturalism and its Critics: From Rise to Fall?
7. The Conundrum of Gender Equality and Religion: Between the Autonomy and the Capability Approach
8. Democracy and Postmodernism: Richard Rorty and Gianni Vattimo
9. Globalization and the Ambivalence of Religion