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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 important 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

Overview

This important 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 to other organizations. The authors persuasively argue that the U.S. can learn a great deal from these other nations in promoting religious neutrality and the free exercise of religion. A book in the series Religious Forces in the Modern Political World, edited by Allen D. Hertzke.

Author Biography: Stephen V. Monsma is professor of political science at Pepperdine University and author of "When Sacred and Secular Mix: Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Public Money" (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996). J. Christopher Soper is assistant professor of political science at Pepperdine University.

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

Introduction
Chapter 1: The United States: Strict Separation under Fire
Chapter 2: The Netherlands: Principled Pluralism
Chapter 3: Australia: Pragmatic Pluralism
Chapter 4: England: Partial Establishment
Chapter 5: Germany: Partnership and Autonomy
Chapter 6: Church and State in Pluralistic Democracies

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