Seven. Private Power, Religious Communities, and the State

  1. Russell Blackford

Published Online: 30 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118153321.ch7

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State

How to Cite

Blackford, R. (2012) Private Power, Religious Communities, and the State, in Freedom of Religion and the Secular State, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118153321.ch7

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:

  • private power, communities, and state;
  • Greenawalt, legislators not to “consider…ideas”;
  • religions, in state of mutual rivalry;
  • Barry's, states and how they treat people;
  • private power, exercised;
  • anti-discrimination law, religion;
  • Catholic Church, priesthood for men;
  • free association, and how free;
  • Sharia law, oppressive to women;
  • controversy about “the burqa”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Private Power and the Secular State

  • Anti-Discrimination Law, Religion, and the Workplace

  • Religious Employers and Associations

  • How Free is Free Association?

  • Policy Implications

  • The Marriage Business

  • The Battle of the Burqa

  • Religious Communities and the Angst about Islam

  • Conclusion