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Religion and democracy
Marquand, David.
Publication Information:
Oxford, England ; Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2000.
Physical Description:
vii, 145 pages ; 25 cm
Foreword / David Marquand and Ronald L. Nettler -- Secularism? / John Keane -- Living with difference in India / Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd Rudolph -- Religion and democracy in Israel / Emanuele Ottolenghi -- Islam, politics and democracy: Mohamed Talbi and Islamic modernism / Ronald L. Nettler -- Trajectories of political Islam: Egypt, Iran and Turkey / Sami Zubaida -- American fundamentalism and the selling of God / Harold Perkin -- The quiet continent: religion and politics in Europe / Colin Crouch -- J.N. Figgis, churches and the state / Paul Hirst -- Making the Christian world safe for liberalism: from Grotius to Rawls / Timothy Samuel Shah.
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100 years ago, secular liberals thought religion would gradually recede from the public sphere and become an exclusively private concern. Today, organised religion is still a powerful political force in most parts of the world. In many its political significance has grown. But is it an ally or an enemy of pluralist democracy? That crucial question provides the theme for this path-breaking collection.

Author Notes

David Marquand is Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. Amember of the editorial board of Political Quarterly, his researchinterests include political economy, British Government andPolitics and the history of the British and European left.

Ronald L. Nettler is Fellow and Tutor in OrientalStudies, Mansfield College, Oxford, and Hebrew Centre Lecturer inOriental Studies, Oxford University. His main interest is inIslamic and Jewish religious thought, medieval and modern.

Table of Contents

1 ForewardDavid Marquand and Ronald L. Nettler
2 Secularism?John Keane
3 Living with Difference in IndiaSusanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd Rudolph
4 Religion and Democracy in IsraelEmanuele Ottolenghi
5 Islam, Politics and Democracy: Mohamed Talbi and Islamic ModernismRonald L. Nettler
6 Trajectories of Political Islam: Egypt, Iran and TurkeySami Zabaida
7 American Fundamentalism and the Selling of GodHarold Perkin
8 The Quiet Continent: Religion and Politics in EuropeColin Crouch
9 J.N.Figgis, Churches and the StatePaul Hirst
10 Making the Christian World Safe for Liberalism: from Grotius to RawlsTimothy Samuel Shah