Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

Author(s): Russell Blackford

Published Online: 30 NOV 2011 07:12AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470658864

Online ISBN: 9781118153321

DOI: 10.1002/9781118153321

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.

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