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The Resource Why politics needs religion : the place of religious arguments in the public square, Brendan Sweetman

Why politics needs religion : the place of religious arguments in the public square, Brendan Sweetman

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Why politics needs religion : the place of religious arguments in the public square
Title
Why politics needs religion
Title remainder
the place of religious arguments in the public square
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Sweetman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sweetman, Brendan
Dewey number
201/.72
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P7
LC item number
S94 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Religion and politics
Label
Why politics needs religion : the place of religious arguments in the public square, Brendan Sweetman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-252) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a new perspective on religion and politics -- Understanding worldviews -- Worldviews : the center and the outer edges -- Two major worldviews in contemporary America -- The formal structure of a worldview -- Worldviews and faith -- The rationality of worldviews -- Worldviews and religion -- Foundational and nonfoundational beliefs -- Lower-order and higher-order beliefs -- Promoting our worldview : belief, action and ritual -- The worldview of secularism -- Secularism today -- Secularism, politics and seculocracy -- The influence of secularism on religion -- Secularism as a worldview -- Secularism as a religion -- Religious beliefs and reason -- What does it mean to describe a belief as "religious"? -- Reason as a source of religious beliefs -- The rationality of religious belief -- Introducing reasonable religious beliefs into politics -- How should we handle reasonable disagreements? -- Keeping religion out of politics I -- Religious beliefs should be excluded because they are "religious" -- Traditional religious beliefs cannot be based on reason and evidence -- "Secular reason" does not imply secularism -- Secularism can better achieve overall agreement among worldviews -- Keeping religion out of politics II -- Most religious beliefs are higher-order beliefs, and so should be kept private -- Religion is dangerous, secularism is benign -- Religious beliefs should not be forced by law on those who do not think they are true -- Religious views should be excluded according to the U.S. constitution -- Rawls, religion and democracy -- Arguing from within our worldview -- John Rawls's political liberalism -- Problems with Rawls's theory -- Religion and democracy -- The principle of religious freedom -- Religion in politics -- Introducing lower-order, rational beliefs into public arguments -- A seculocracy for a secularist people? -- Some practical applications -- The relationship between church and state -- A fictional example : form and content -- Looking at the world upside down : on revising our terminology -- Pluralism, relativism and religious debates : American style -- American pluralism -- School prayer -- Display of traditional religious symbols in public places -- Religion and moral issues : the euthanasia debate in Oregon -- Moral relativism in American culture -- The problems with relativism -- The rhetoric of relativism -- Tolerance : traditional and contemporary meanings
Control code
67728074
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780830828425
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780830828425
Label
Why politics needs religion : the place of religious arguments in the public square, Brendan Sweetman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a new perspective on religion and politics -- Understanding worldviews -- Worldviews : the center and the outer edges -- Two major worldviews in contemporary America -- The formal structure of a worldview -- Worldviews and faith -- The rationality of worldviews -- Worldviews and religion -- Foundational and nonfoundational beliefs -- Lower-order and higher-order beliefs -- Promoting our worldview : belief, action and ritual -- The worldview of secularism -- Secularism today -- Secularism, politics and seculocracy -- The influence of secularism on religion -- Secularism as a worldview -- Secularism as a religion -- Religious beliefs and reason -- What does it mean to describe a belief as "religious"? -- Reason as a source of religious beliefs -- The rationality of religious belief -- Introducing reasonable religious beliefs into politics -- How should we handle reasonable disagreements? -- Keeping religion out of politics I -- Religious beliefs should be excluded because they are "religious" -- Traditional religious beliefs cannot be based on reason and evidence -- "Secular reason" does not imply secularism -- Secularism can better achieve overall agreement among worldviews -- Keeping religion out of politics II -- Most religious beliefs are higher-order beliefs, and so should be kept private -- Religion is dangerous, secularism is benign -- Religious beliefs should not be forced by law on those who do not think they are true -- Religious views should be excluded according to the U.S. constitution -- Rawls, religion and democracy -- Arguing from within our worldview -- John Rawls's political liberalism -- Problems with Rawls's theory -- Religion and democracy -- The principle of religious freedom -- Religion in politics -- Introducing lower-order, rational beliefs into public arguments -- A seculocracy for a secularist people? -- Some practical applications -- The relationship between church and state -- A fictional example : form and content -- Looking at the world upside down : on revising our terminology -- Pluralism, relativism and religious debates : American style -- American pluralism -- School prayer -- Display of traditional religious symbols in public places -- Religion and moral issues : the euthanasia debate in Oregon -- Moral relativism in American culture -- The problems with relativism -- The rhetoric of relativism -- Tolerance : traditional and contemporary meanings
Control code
67728074
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780830828425
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780830828425

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