Challenge Of Pluralism / Edition 1

Challenge Of Pluralism / Edition 1

by Stephen V. Monsma, J. Christopher Soper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847685691

ISBN-13: 9780847685691

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

This study compares and evaluates the nature of church-state relations in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, and England. The authors conclude that the American conception of church-state separation, with its traditional emphasis on avoiding government establishment of religion, actually discriminates against religious groups by denying religious…  See more details below

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This study compares and evaluates the nature of church-state relations in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, and England. The authors conclude that the American conception of church-state separation, with its traditional emphasis on avoiding government establishment of religion, actually discriminates against religious groups by denying religious organizations, particularly schools, access to government services provided by other organizations. The authors persuasively argue that the United States can learn a great deal from these other nations in promoting religious neutrality and the free exercise of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847685691
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Religious Forces in the Modern Political World Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The United States: Strict Separation15
3The Netherlands: Principled Pluralism51
4Australia: Pragmatic Pluralism87
5England: Partial Establishment121
6Germany: Partnership and Autonomy155
7Church and State in Pluralistic Democracies199
Index225
About the Authors229

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