Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies

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Nancy L. Rosenblum
Princeton University Press, 24 apr. 2000 - 438 pagini

Of the many challenges facing liberal democracy, none is as powerful and pervasive today as those posed by religion. These are the challenges taken up in Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith, an exploration of the place of religion in contemporary public life.


The essays in this volume suggest that two important shifts have altered the balance between the competing obligations of citizenship and faith: the growth of religious pluralism and the escalating calls of religious groups for some measure of autonomy or recognition from democratic majorities. The authors--political theorists, philosophers, legal scholars, and social scientists--collectively argue that more room should be made for religion in today's democratic societies. Though they advocate different ways of carving out and justifying the proper bounds of "church and state" in pluralist democracies, they all write from within democratic theory and share the aim of democratic accommodation of religion. Alert to national differences in political circumstances and the particularities of constitutional and legal systems, these contributors consider the question of religious accommodation from the standpoint of institutional practices and law as well as that of normative theory.


Unique in its interdisciplinary approach and comparative focus, this volume makes a timely and much-needed intervention in current debates about religion and politics. The contributors are Nancy L. Rosenblum, Alan Wolfe, Ronald Thiemann, Michael McConnell, Graham Walker, Amy Gutmann, Kent Greenawalt, Aviam Soifer, Harry Hirsch, Gary Jacobsohn, Yael Tamir, Martha Nussbaum, and Carol Weisbrod.

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Cuprins

Pluralism Integralism and Political Theories of Religious Accommodation
3
Civil Religion Revisited Quiet Faith in MiddleClass America
32
Public Religion Bane or Blessing for Democracy
73
Believers as Equal Citizens
90
Illusory Pluralism Inexorable Establishment
111
Religion and State in the United States A Defense of TwoWay Protection
127
Amos Religious Autonomy and the Moral Uses of Pluralism
165
Five Questions about Religion Judges Are Afraid to Ask
196
Let Them Eat Incidentals RFRA the Rehnquist Court and Freedom of Religion
280
By the Light of Reason Corruption Religious Speech and Constitutional Essentials
294
Remember Amalek Religious Hate Speech
321
Religion and Womens Equality The Case of India
335
Women and International Human Rights Some Issues under the Bridge
403
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
427
INDEX
429
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The Fullness of Time
245

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Nancy L. Rosenblum is the Henry Merritt Wriston Professor and Professor of Political Science at Brown University. She is the author of Another Liberalism: Romanticism and the Reconstruction of Liberal Thought, Bentham's Theory of the Modern State, and Membership and Morals. She is the editor of Liberalism and the Moral Life and Thoreau's Political Writings.

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