Why Tolerate Religion?

Why Tolerate Religion?

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by Brian Leiter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691153612

ISBN-13: 9780691153612

Pub. Date: 10/28/2012

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Think you understand religious toleration? Think again. Brian Leiter's bracing argument moves deftly from the classics of political philosophy to the riddles of modern case law, demolishing old nostrums and sowing fresh insights with each step. Every reader will learn something from this remarkable book, and, beginning now, every serious scholar of religious

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"Think you understand religious toleration? Think again. Brian Leiter's bracing argument moves deftly from the classics of political philosophy to the riddles of modern case law, demolishing old nostrums and sowing fresh insights with each step. Every reader will learn something from this remarkable book, and, beginning now, every serious scholar of religious toleration will have to contend with Leiter's bold claims."—Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton University

"This is a provocative and bracing essay, one that is bound to stimulate much discussion."—Richard Kraut, Northwestern University

"The place of religion in the public arena, and the kind of protection and even respect it should be entitled to from the state, is a topic of significant contemporary interest. Leiter writes about it with wit and good humor. He is even bruising on occasion. But there can be no doubting his capacity as a scholar, his intellectual energy, or his ability to persuade."—Timothy Macklem, King's College London

"Leiter argues that there are no principled, moral reasons for singling out religion as the subject of toleration. He has cut through a dense philosophical and legal literature, focused on a question of great importance, and developed a provocative, sharp, and yet nuanced case. Anyone concerned with this topic will have to read and take seriously the arguments presented in this very well-written and accessible book."—Micah J. Schwartzman, University of Virginia

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ISBN-13:
9780691153612
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
1,191,009
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 3.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction 1
Chapter I Toleration 5
Chapter II Religion 26
Chapter III Why Tolerate Religion? 54
Chapter IV Why Respect Religion? 68
Chapter V The Law of Religious Liberty in a Tolerant Society 92
Notes 135
Selected Bibliography 175
Index 181

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