Religion in the Public Square: The Place of Religious Convictions in Political Debate / Edition 1by Robert Audi, Nicholas Wolterstorff
Pub. Date: 12/26/1996
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This vigorous debate between two distinguished philosophers presents two views on a topic of worldwide importance: the role of religion in politics. Audi argues that citizens in a free democracy should distinguish religious and secular considerations and give them separate though related roles. Wolterstorff argues that religious elements are both appropriate in
This vigorous debate between two distinguished philosophers presents two views on a topic of worldwide importance: the role of religion in politics. Audi argues that citizens in a free democracy should distinguish religious and secular considerations and give them separate though related roles. Wolterstorff argues that religious elements are both appropriate in politics and indispensable to the vitality of a pluralistic democracy. Each philosopher first states his position in detail, then responds to and criticizes the opposing viewpoint. Written with engaging clarity, Religion in the Public Square will spur discussion among scholars, students, and citizens.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Point/Counterpoint: Philosophers Debate Contemporary Issues Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.58(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Liberal Democracy and the Place of Religion in Politics Chapter 2 Separation of Church and State as Addressed to the State Chapter 3 The Libertarian Principle Chapter 4 The Equalitarian Principle Chapter 5 The Neutrality Principle Chapter 6 Religious Obligation and Political Conduct Chapter 7 Grounds and Dimensions of Religious Obligation Chapter 8 The Mutual Independence of Religious Sources of Obligation Chapter 9 Connections among Religious and Secular Source Chapter 10 Civic Virtue and Religious Conviction Chapter 11 Civic Virtue Chapter 12 Religious Commitment and Moral Obligation Chapter 13 Theo-ethical Equilibrium Chapter 14 Some Principles and Practices of Civic Virtue Chapter 15 Secular Rationale Chapter 16 Secular Motivation Chapter 17 Civic Voice Chapter 18 The Mutual Integration of Civic and Religious Virtues Chapter 19 The Principle of Theo-ethical Equilibrium Chapter 20 Separation of Church and State as Addressed to the Church Chapter 21 Ecclesiastical Neutrality Chapter 22 Clerical Neutrality Chapter 23 Some Problems of Application Chapter 24 The Role of Religion in Decision and Discussion of Political Issues Chapter 25 The Role of Citizen and Its Ethics Chapter 26 What Is a Liberal Democracy? The Liberal Position Chapter 27 The Ethic of the Citizen and Restraints on Reason Chapter 28 Are Religious Reasons too Dangerous to Permit? Locke's Version of the Liberal Position Chapter 29 Rawl's Attempt to Identify the independent Source Chapter 30 Does the Source Yield the Principles needed? Is It Fair to Ask Everyone to Use the Source? Rawl's Rationale Chapter 31 What Does Respect Require? No Restraint on Religious Reasons Chapter 32 Do We Need Consensus? The Consocial Position Chapter 33 Application to Public Officials Chapter 34 Wolterstorff on Religion Chapter 35 Liberalism and Religion Chapter 36 Wolterstorff's Critique of the Liberalism of Locke and Rawls Chapter 37 Wolterstorff's Positive View of Religion and Politics Chapter 38 Audi on Religion, Politics, and Liberal Democracy Chapter 39 Audi's Version of the Liberal Position Chapter 40 Audi's Rationale Chapter 41 Evaluation of the Rationale Chapter 42 Audi's Independent Source Chapter 43 In Summary Chapter 44 Religion, Politics, and Democracy: Closing Comments and Remaining Issues Chapter 45 The Scope of Impartiality Chapter 46 Consensus versus Majority Preference as Democratic Standards Chapter 47 The Justification of Coercion Chapter 48 Liberal Democracy and Mutual Respect Chapter 49 Secular Reasons and Secular Motivation Chapter 50 Index
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