Freedom of Religion and the Secular State
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Russell Blackford
Published Online: 30 NOV 2011 07:12AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470658864
Online ISBN: 9781118153321
Series Editor(s): Michael Boylan
About this Book
Exploring the relationship between religion and the state
Focusing on the intersection of religion, law, and politics in contemporary liberal democracies, Blackford considers the concept of the secular state, revising and updating enlightenment views for the present day. Freedom of Religion and the Secular State offers a comprehensive analysis, with a global focus, of the subject of religious freedom from a legal as well as historical and philosophical viewpoint. It makes an original contribution to current debates about freedom of religion, and addresses a whole range of hot-button issues that involve the relationship between religion and the state, including the teaching of evolution in schools, what to do about the burqa, and so on.