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The ways in which religion is admitted or prohibited in the public sphere
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Don't Put the Brain on Trial « Public Discourse

Contemporary proponents of scientism, the view that the empirical sciences and mathematics are, in principle, capable of offering an exhaustive account of reality, are increasingly honest in advocating public policies that are ...
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Hallowed Secularism: The End of Religious Legal Theory

Hallowed Secularism: The End of Religious Legal Theory | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
In the Establishment context, the sides tend to exchange their positions, with secularists arguing the special power/danger of religion and religious theorists arguing for equal treatment for religious imagery in government ...
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Rising atheism in America puts 'religious right on the defensive' - The Guardian

Rising atheism in America puts 'religious right on the defensive' - The Guardian | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Rising atheism in America puts 'religious right on the defensive'The GuardianSecularity of our population and culture is obviously growing and so religion is on the defensive," he said.
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Asad: Modernity, Secularity & Islam -1/3

Talal Asad - Oxford-educated noted anthropologist and author of the acclaimed "Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity" - discusses: (a) th...
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Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Bauerlein endorses 'Public Discourse' as top source for thoughtful conservative argument.
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Richard Dawkins, an Original Thinker Who Bashes Orthodoxy

Richard Dawkins, an Original Thinker Who Bashes Orthodoxy | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
The Oxford don, a liberal atheist who is arguably the world’s most influential evolutionary biologist, continues to turn the prevailing view of evolution and natural selection on its head.
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Philosophy of religion in the public sphere « The Immanent Frame

RT @avelokiteshvara: Philosophy of religion in the public sphere « The Immanent Frame: http://t.co/we78MnhB via @ImmanentFrame...
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A Godless Public Square: Do 'Private' Christian Beliefs Have a Place ...

A Godless Public Square: Do 'Private' Christian Beliefs Have a Place ... | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Christian theological convictions ought to impact the whole of life both in the private and public spheres; this is what is meant by the idea of an “undivided life”, where Jesus is Lord of all aspects of our lives.
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Civil Public Discourse is Alive and Well at NAU « Uniquely NAU

Civil Public Discourse is Alive and Well at NAU « Uniquely NAU | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Civil Public Discourse is Alive and Well at NAU. September 16, 2011. If you've been scanning the news this week, you know that NAU has taken a bath in the forum of media and public opinion surrounding a viral YouTube video alleging that ...
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our goal is truth.: Religion Is Not the Problem. Secularism and ...

our goal is truth.: Religion Is Not the Problem. Secularism and ... | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
In some ways, the modern modes of secularism transpose features of the Deist template described above. In the Jacobin outlook, any form of "public" religion is unacceptable, and faith must be relegated to the private sphere.
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The Impossibility of Religious Freedom

The Impossibility of Religious Freedom | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
The title of Winnifred Fallers Sullivan’s book, “The Impossibility of Religious Freedom,” (Princeton University Press, 2005) is both enigmatic and provocative. As she states in her introducti...
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Trust me, I'ma scientist. - Scientific American (blog)

Trust me, I'ma scientist. - Scientific American (blog) | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Trust me, I'ma scientist.Scientific American (blog)In an earlier post, I described an ideal of the tribe of science that the focus of scientific discourse should be squarely on the content — the hypotheses scientists are working with, the empirical...
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Peter Berger on Habermas' Religion | The Book of Doctrines and ...

Peter Berger on Habermas' Religion | The Book of Doctrines and ... | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Habermas originally thought the public sphere needed to be denuded of relgion and therefore rejected religion to thinking it plays a great role in our immoral capitalist age. ...
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Truth in the Public Sphere-Opinions and Their Space- Simon ...

Truth in the Public Sphere-Opinions and Their Space- Simon ... | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Imagine the public sphere, around which the actors who politically secure it are situated, as a circled mirror painting. Image by graphic designer Hartwin Calmeyn @2011. The image mirrored, only appears as a whole if and when there is a ...
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Religious faith builds a civil society in a way secularism does not - The Guardian

Religious faith builds a civil society in a way secularism does not - The Guardian | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
The GuardianReligious faith builds a civil society in a way secularism does notThe GuardianAnglican bishops attend a mass walk through central London to demonstrate a commitment to ending poverty.
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Commentary: As students learn about religion, they become more tolerant

Commentary: As students learn about religion, they become more tolerant | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Religion has never been a hot-button topic at my school: You believe what you believe, and it doesn't really affect everyone else.
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Being Blog • Strange Is American Religion, Stranger Is American Secularity

Being Blog • Strange Is American Religion, Stranger Is American Secularity | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Strange Is American Religion, Stranger Is American Secularity by Tom Moore, guest contributor photo: Helen Sotiriadis/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 “Where did you read the Bible?” she asked. My friend Karin...
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bar courts and lawmakers from creating a "second-class" religion status for minority religions like Wicca & NeoPag | The White House

bar courts and lawmakers from creating a "second-class" religion status for minority religions like Wicca & NeoPag | The White House | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Currently in the Federal Court system of California, inmates who practice Pagan religions like Wicca and Druidry are suing for discrimination because they have been barred from practicing their religion which they had been legally allowed to...
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Better together: Hauerwas and Taylor on American Secularity ...

Better together: Hauerwas and Taylor on American Secularity ... | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Two pieces that popped up for me in the past day seem to be good companions for each other and stimulated my thinking along the topics of nationalism and secularity. That they come from two men who've dramatically ...
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Public Reason · a blog for political philosophers

Public Reason · a blog for political philosophers | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
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How To Talk About Religion Without Starting A Fight

Religion is one of the three things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table (along with politics and The Great Pumpkin). And yet it's pretty important to a lot of people. Here's how to discuss God stuff without getting ...
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Secularism in Antebellum America « The Immanent Frame

Secularism in Antebellum America « The Immanent Frame | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
The title of @JohnModern's forthcoming book is too long to tweet. One more reason to read it.
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Pope seeks Protestant allies to combat secularism - Washington Post (blog)

Pope seeks Protestant allies to combat secularism - Washington Post (blog) | Religion and Public Discourse | Scoop.it
Pope seeks Protestant allies to combat secularismWashington Post (blog)BERLIN — All faiths have to work together to stanch the tide of secularism sweeping the world, warned Pope Benedict XVI on Friday (Sept.
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