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Modern Liberalism and its Critics

BRENT WATERS

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter assesses the rise of modern liberalism by examining the works of selected theorists and their fellow liberal critics. The first section summarizes the origins and subsequent development ... More


Revolutionary Disestablishment

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the intellectual foundations of the movement toward disestablishment during the revolutionary period. It argues that, while a variety of ideologies influenced the founders—Whig ... More


The Creation Myth of the Wars of Religion

William T. Cavanaugh

in The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385045
eISBN:
9780199869763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385045.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines one of the most commonly cited examples of religious violence: the “wars of religion” in Europe. The story of these wars serves as a kind of creation myth for the modern state, ... More


The Cartesian Aftermath

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Descartes was seen by some as thinly veiling Platonic preexistence in his innate ideas. Locke critiques, and Leibniz rewrites preexistence. Kant makes preexistence central to his defense of human ... More


 Radical Evil in Liberal Democracies: The Neglect of the Political Emotions

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195307221
eISBN:
9780199785513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307221.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the questions: how can modern pluralistic societies solve the problem of radical evil? How can a respectful pluralistic society shore up the fragile human basis of toleration, ... More


The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

John Perry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This study examines the roots of ongoing debates about religion and politics and also places the early‐modern founders of liberalism in conversation with today's theologians and political ... More


Social Regulation and Transatlantic Accumulation

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

Chapter Three builds on critical accounts of race and capitalism to argue for the influential force of colonial contexts on British moral philosophy. Though much transatlantic work has tracked the ... More


Introduction

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction outlines the structure of the book as a whole. The “Johannine liberalism” of John Locke and John Rawls relates religious and civic duties via a metaphor of boundaries or borders. ... More


Locke's Early Work: From Vizor of Religion to Veil of Ignorance

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the overlooked early work of John Locke, where Locke opposed religious toleration. This is prefaced by surveying the state of the debate about toleration in Locke's historical ... More


A Letter concerning Toleration: Locke Turns to Loyalty—and Beyond

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a new reading of Locke's Letter concerning Toleration in light of the preceding chapter's study of his earlier opposition to toleration. Though he initially believed toleration ... More


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