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Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today

Daniel Philpott


Is Islam hospitable to religious freedom? The question is at the heart of a public controversy over Islam that has raged in the West over the past decade-and-a-half. Religious freedom is important because it promotes democracy and peace and reduces ills like civil war, terrorism, and violence. Religious freedom also is simply a matter of justice—not an exclusively Western principle but rather a universal human right rooted in human nature. The heart of the book confronts the question of Islam and religious freedom through an empirical examination of Muslim-majority countries. From a satellite ... More

Keywords: Islam, Muslim, religious freedom, secular, secularism, tolerance, democracy, Islamism religious freedom in Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190908188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190908188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Philpott, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame