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Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism
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Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Thomas Banchoff

Abstract

This book examines the new religious pluralism and the challenges it poses for democratic societies on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the contours of this new religious pluralism? What are its implications for the theory and practice of democracy? Does increasing religious pluralism erode the cultural and social foundations of democracy? To what extent do different religious communities embrace similar — or at least compatible — ethical and political commitments? By seeking answers to these questions, this book offers a revealing look at the future of religion in democratic societies. Th ... More

Keywords: democratic societies, democratic theory, ethical commitments, political commitments, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195307221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Banchoff, editor
Georgetown University
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