Religious Voices in Public Places

9 It is true that that many public spaces have been emptied of any reference to God (in contrast to earlier times), and that there is a falling off in religious belief and practice (at least in some parts of the world).

Religious Voices in Public Places

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places? Does fairness in a plural society require it? Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace? Do we need translation into 'secular' language, or should we try to manage polyglot conversation? How neutral is 'secular' language? Is a religious argument necessarily unreasonable? What issues are specific to Islam within this exchange? These are just some of the pressing questions addressed by Religious Voices in Public Places. Drawn from Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and England-as well as the United States-thirteen contributors take the long-running discussion about religion in the public square beyond its usual American confines. Religious Voices in Public Places comprehends both political philosophy and theology, and moves adeptly between political theory and practice. Whether offering critical analyses of key theorists such as John Rawls, Jeffrey Stout and Jürgen Habermas, or pursuing the issue of the public expression of religion into the debate about religious education in the USA, the legalisation of euthanasia in the UK, and human rights worldwide, this incisive volume speaks directly into crucial areas of religious and political complexity.

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Religious Voices in Public Places
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Nigel Biggar, Linda Hogan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-03 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places? Does fairness in a plural society require it? Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace? Do we need translation into 'secular' language, or should we try to manage polyglot conversation? How neutral is 'secular' language?
Religious Voices in Public Places
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Nigel Biggar, Linda Hogan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

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Pages: 290
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Categories: Religion
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Behaving in Public
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Nigel Biggar
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-06 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Nilüfer Göle
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-06 - Publisher: Routledge

The public visibility of Islam is becoming increasingly controversial throughout European countries. With case studies drawn from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, this book examines a range of public issues, including mosque construction, ritual slaughter, Sharia councils and burqa bans, addressing the question of ’Islamic difference’ in public