Democracy and Religion: Free Exercise and Diverse Visions

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David W. Odell-Scott
Kent State University Press, 2004 - 384 oldal
Compiled from papers delivered at the third annual Kent State University Symposium on Democracy held in spring 2002, Democracy and Religion: Free Exercise and Diverse Visions explores the interrelations of politics and religion. The work is divided into four main sections: the constitutional debate regarding the establishment and free exercise of religion clause, the themes of violence and nonviolence as they relate to religion, the free exercise of religion and the rise of fundamentalism, and the challenges to the free exercise of diverse religious practices in a democratic society.

Each of the main categories is subsequently broken down and examined in-depth by an expert in the field. Discussions include an explanation of the complexities of religion and state in the United States, encompassing separation, integration, and accommodation, as well as past and present religious literacy and civil liberties, and an examination of violence and nonviolence, extremism and moderation, in Islam.

This compilation of essays will fascinate those with an interest in the complex relationship between religion and politics.

 

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Tartalomjegyzék

Introduction and Discussion
19
Separation Integration and Accommodation
33
The Next Prayer Debate?
48
The Rise of State Law Sanctuary for Minority Religious Liberty in the Wake of the Fall of Federal Constitutional Protection of Nonmainstream Faiths
89
HOLY AND UNHOLY WAR RELIGION VIOLENCE AND NONVIOLENCE
103
Past and Present
105
Between Violence and Nonviolence
115
New Science Global Peace and Democracy
139
Or Why a Democracy Needs Fundamentalists and Why They Need a Democracy
221
The Fundamentalist Factor
243
RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE CHALLENGES TO THE FREE EXERCISE OF DIVERSE RELIGIOUS PRACTICES IN A DEMOCRATIC S...
267
America an Unfinished Product?
269
Report of a Towns Xenophobic Conflation of Race and Religion
282
Liberalism and the Challenge of Multicultural Accommodation
293
Diverse Religious Practices and the Limits of Liberal Tolerance
309
Fighting Bias Bigotry and Racism in the Twentyfirst Century
336

The White Mans Wounded Knee or Whose Holy War Is This Anyway? A Cautionary Tale
156
Walker Percys Apocalyptic Vision
175
A DILEMMA FOR DEMOCRACY THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION AND THE RISE OF FUNDAMENTALISM
183
Fundamentalism Democracy and the Contesting of Meaning
185
The Encounter between Kemalist Laicism and Islamism in 1990s Turkey
202
Selected Bibliography
348
Contributors
368
Index
372
Copyright

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Népszerű szakaszok

31. oldal - ... intrude his powers into the field of opinion, and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency, is a dangerous fallacy, which at once destroys all religious liberty...
30. oldal - That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical, that even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persuasion, is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor whose morals he would make his pattern, and whose powers he feels most persuasive...
30. oldal - Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burdens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion...
31. oldal - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.
56. oldal - Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another.
56. oldal - No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion.
31. oldal - ... being called to offices of trust and emolument, unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion, is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which in common with his fellow citizens he has a natural right...

A szerzőről (2004)

David Odell-Scott is associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, professor of philosophy, and coordinator of the religion studies program at Kent State University.

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