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Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Roger Trigg


How far can religion play a part in the public sphere, or should it be only a private matter? In this book, the author examines this question in the context of today's pluralist societies, where many different beliefs clamour for attention. Should we celebrate diversity, or are matters of truth at stake? In particular, can we maintain our love of freedom, while cutting it off from religious roots? In societies in which there are many conflicting beliefs, the place of religion is a growing political issue. Should all religions be equally welcomed in the public square? Favouring one religion ove ... More

Keywords: religion, diversity, freedom, public sphere, conflicting beliefs, equality, Christianity, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543670
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Trigg, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick