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Religious Voices in Public Places

Nigel Biggar and Linda Hogan


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

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


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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Linda Hogan

Part I Religion and Public Reason: Philosophical Views

Part II Religion and Public Reason: Theological Views

Part III Religion and Public Reason: Public Policy Issues

Part IV Religion and Public Reason: National Contexts

11 Religion, Rhetoric, and Running for Office

Brian Stiltner and Steven Michels


Nigel Biggar

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