One. Motivation and Overview

  1. Russell Blackford

Published Online: 30 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118153321.ch1

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

How to Cite

Blackford, R. (2012) Motivation and Overview, in Freedom of Religion and the Secular State, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118153321.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 6 JAN 2012

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Public Philosophy

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael Boylan

Series Editor Information

  1. Marymount University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658864

Online ISBN: 9781118153321

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Keywords:

  • religious freedom;
  • motivation;
  • prototypical liberal freedom;
  • modern political rights;
  • religious freedom, violation;
  • liberal democracies;
  • “religion” and “religious”;
  • Taylor's understanding of religion;
  • pagan polytheism, syncretic;
  • religion and its conflicts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Liberal Democracies

  • What is Religion, Anyway?

  • Religion in the Courts: The Scientology Case

  • Religion and its Conflicts

  • The Plan

  • Conclusion