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The Resource The challenge of pluralism : church and state in six democracies, J. Christopher Soper, Kevin R. den Dulk, and Stephen V. Monsma

The challenge of pluralism : church and state in six democracies, J. Christopher Soper, Kevin R. den Dulk, and Stephen V. Monsma

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The challenge of pluralism : church and state in six democracies
Title
The challenge of pluralism
Title remainder
church and state in six democracies
Statement of responsibility
J. Christopher Soper, Kevin R. den Dulk, and Stephen V. Monsma
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eng
Summary
In a thoroughly revised and expanded edition that now includes France, this essential text offers a rigorous, systematic comparison of church-state relations in six Western nations: the United States, France, England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia. As successful and stable political democracies, these countries share a commitment to protecting the religious rights of their citizens. The book demonstrates, however, that each has taken substantially different approaches to resolving basic church-state questions. The authors examine both the historical roots of those differences and more recent conflicts over Islam and other religious minorities, explain how contemporary church-state issues are addressed, and provide a framework for assessing the success of each of the six states in protecting the religious rights of its citizens using a framework based on the ideal of governmental neutrality and evenhandedness toward people of all faiths and of none. Responding to the general confusion about the relationship between church and state in the West, this book offers a much-needed comparative analysis of a topic that is increasingly a source of political conflict. The authors argue that the US conception of church-state separation, with its emphasis on avoiding government establishment of religion, is unique among political democracies and discriminates against religious groups by denying religious organizations access to government services provided to other organizations. The authors persuasively conclude that the United States can learn a great deal from other Western nations in promoting religious neutrality and the free exercise of religion. --
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Soper, J. Christopher
Dewey number
322/.109051
Index
index present
LC call number
BV630.3
LC item number
.M66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dulk, Kevin R. den
  • Monsma, Stephen V.
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  • Church and state
  • Democracy
  • Religious pluralism
  • Church and state
  • Democracy
  • Religious pluralism
  • Demokratie
  • Kirche
  • Religiöser Pluralismus
  • Staat
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The challenge of pluralism : church and state in six democracies, J. Christopher Soper, Kevin R. den Dulk, and Stephen V. Monsma
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Note
Revised edition of: The challenge of pluralism : church and state in five democracies / Stephen V. Monsma and J. Christopher Soper. 2nd ed. c2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I. Models of separation. The United States: strict separation under fire -- France: separation from the public square -- II. Models of pluralism. The Netherlands: principled pluralism -- Australia: pragmatic pluralism -- III. Models of establishment. England: restrained establishment -- Germany: church-state partnership -- Conclusion: Church and state in pluralistic democracies
Control code
958862030
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781442250420
Lccn
2016043224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958862030
Label
The challenge of pluralism : church and state in six democracies, J. Christopher Soper, Kevin R. den Dulk, and Stephen V. Monsma
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of: The challenge of pluralism : church and state in five democracies / Stephen V. Monsma and J. Christopher Soper. 2nd ed. c2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Models of separation. The United States: strict separation under fire -- France: separation from the public square -- II. Models of pluralism. The Netherlands: principled pluralism -- Australia: pragmatic pluralism -- III. Models of establishment. England: restrained establishment -- Germany: church-state partnership -- Conclusion: Church and state in pluralistic democracies
Control code
958862030
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781442250420
Lccn
2016043224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958862030

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