ITS DANGEROUS TO BELIEVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND ITS ENEMIES

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It S Dangerous To Believe

Author : Mary Eberstadt
ISBN : 9780062454034
Genre : Political Science
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Mary Eberstadt, “one of the most acute and creative social observers of our time,” (Francis Fukuyama) shines a much-needed spotlight on a disturbing trend in American society: discrimination against traditional religious belief and believers, who are being aggressively pushed out of public life by the concerted efforts of militant secularists. In It’s Dangerous to Believe, Mary Eberstadt documents how people of faith—especially Christians who adhere to traditional religious beliefs—face widespread discrimination in today’s increasingly secular society. Eberstadt details how recent laws, court decisions, and intimidation on campuses and elsewhere threaten believers who fear losing their jobs, their communities, and their basic freedoms solely because of their convictions. They fear that their religious universities and colleges will capitulate to aggressive secularist demands. They fear that they and their families will be ostracized or will have to lose their religion because of mounting social and financial penalties for believing. They fear they won’t be able to maintain charitable operations that help the sick and feed the hungry. Is this what we want for our country? Religious freedom is a fundamental right, enshrined in the First Amendment. With It’s Dangerous to Believe Eberstadt calls attention to this growing bigotry and seeks to open the minds of secular liberals whose otherwise good intentions are transforming them into modern inquisitors. Not until these progressives live up to their own standards of tolerance and diversity, she reminds us, can we build the inclusive society America was meant to be.
Category: Political Science

The Rhetoric Of Religious Freedom In The United States

Author : Eric C. Miller
ISBN : 9781498561495
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume offers the first book-length consideration of American religious freedom advocacy from a rhetorical perspective. In it, fifteen scholars consider twelve contemporary controversies with attention to arguments, evidence, and strategy.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Constitutionalism Democracy And Religious Freedom

Author : Hans-Martien ten Napel
ISBN : 9781317236900
Genre : Law
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In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy can allow for greater respect for the right to freedom of religion or belief. The book examines the major direction in which liberal democracy has developed over the last fifty years and contends that this is not the most legitimate type of liberal democracy for religiously divided societies. Drawing on theoretical developments in the field of transnational constitutionalism, Hans-Martien ten Napel argues that redirecting the concept and practice of liberal democracy toward the more classical notion of limited, constitutional government, with a considerable degree of autonomy for civil society organizations would allow greater religious pluralism. The book shows how, in a postsecular and multicultural context, modern sources of constitutionalism and democracy, supplemented by premodern, transcendental legitimation, continue to provide the best means of legitimating Western constitutional and political orders.
Category: Law

Sing Us A Song Of Joy

Author : Philip W. Eaton
ISBN : 9781532614491
Genre : Religion
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Out on the barren margins of Babylonian exile, the great Psalmist suggests their captors are actually asking for a song of joy. Imagine that. Is it possible to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? Christians today find themselves caught up in the massive sweep of secularizing culture. Do we have a joyful song to sing anymore? Do we know what our song has been throughout history? Could we possibly sing as a mighty choir, just perhaps igniting spiritual renewal for our world--and for each one of us as well? This book proposes the possibility of finding a new song for our time.
Category: Religion

Life Marriage And Religious Liberty

Author : David S. Dockery
ISBN : 9781642932584
Genre : Religion
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Ten years after over half a million Christians signed their names to a statement of conscience clarifying where they stood, the three issues dealt with in the Manhattan Declaration are of more cultural importance than ever. The main difference now, as opposed to then, is the state has since claimed authority, not only over life, but also over marriage and religious liberty. In Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty, Christian scholars and authors—writing from various Evangelical, Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions—evaluate the current cultural landscape and update the Manhattan Declaration call to Christian conviction.
Category: Religion

Primal Screams

Author : Mary Eberstadt
ISBN : 1599474115
Genre : Philosophy
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A bitter divisiveness afflicts America. To act "with malice toward none, with charity toward all" has become a faded ideal as citizens silo themselves into hyper-partisan tribes defined by politics, race, gender, and sexuality. The rancor of news pundits, the incivility of social media, and the storm of opposition to free speech on college campuses are symptoms of a fraying social fabric familiar to anyone with even a casual eye on current affairs. Explanations of this discord have been offered from many quarters but have failed to get at its roots. To the dispassionate observer, the hostility between "tribes" seems simply irrational. But Mary Eberstadt, accomplished essayist and cultural critic, may have gotten to the bottom of it. Applying her peerless lens of analysis, she argues that the rise of identity politics is a direct result of the collapse of the family. Her logic--backed by startling new data--runs as follows: humans from time immemorial have forged their identities within the structure of the traditional family. The family, in a real sense, is the first tribe. But with the decline of the family, generations of people have been set adrift and lack a firm sense of who they are. To fill the void, they shape their identity according to their membership in a politicized group, and their seemingly constant fury is, in fact, a primal scream for the familial root system of which they have been deprived.
Category: Philosophy

The Congressional Globe

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009899076
Genre : United States
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Religious Freedom A Lay Sermon

Author : Francis William Newman
ISBN : BL:A0023395569
Genre : Freedom of religion
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Category: Freedom of religion