The concept of religious freedom has, in a relatively short time, achieved a remarkably broad consensus that considers it absolutely necessary to the establishment of a peaceful and productive world. In qThe Politics of Religious Freedom, qeditors Sullivan, Hurd, Danchin, and Mahmood marshal more than two dozen distinguished contributors to contest this narrative. The editors and contributors do not take a position for or against religious freedom as such. Instead, they argue that the indiscriminate promotion of a singular legal and cultural tool meant to address difference, discrimination, and conflict across a wide variety of societies and cultures has the perverse effect of foreclosing possibilities. Taking a genuinely global perspective, these essays unsettle the comfortable agreement that religious freedom is a singular achievement, an easily understood state of affairs, and that the problem lies in its incomplete realization. Instead, they seek to understand the different conceptions of religious freedom at play in the world today. qThe Politics of Religious Freedom qrepresents an effort to craft a new view of law and of religion that is appropriately modest and respectful of the gaps in our knowledge of the world; an understanding of law and religion that understands both concepts to be not singular but very strongly plural.qTaking a genuinely global perspective, these essays unsettle the comfortable agreement that religious freedom is a singular achievement, an easily understood state of affairs, and that the problem lies in its incomplete realization.
|Title||:||Politics of Religious Freedom|
|Author||:||Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, Peter G. Danchin|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 2015-07-22|