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Religious Voices in Public Places
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Religious Voices in Public Places

Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan

Abstract

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places? Does fairness in a plural society require it? Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace? Do we need translation into ‘secular’ language, or should we try to manage polyglot conversation? How neutral is ‘secular’ language? Is a religious argument necessarily unreasonable? What issues are specific to Islam within this exchange? These are just some of the pressing questions addressed by this book. This book comprehends both political philosophy and theology, and moves adeptly between political theory a ... More

Keywords: plural society, religious belief, civil peace, secular language, Islam, John Rawls, Jeffrey Stout, Jürgen Habermas, public expression, religious education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199566624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nigel Biggar, editor
Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at the University of Oxford
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Linda Hogan, editor
Professor of Ecumenics and Head of School, Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin
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