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 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


Must Democracy Be Religiously Neutral?

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines whether or not democracy should be religiously neutral. A democratic country is one in which the government is answerable to the people. Freedom to choose a government is linked ... More


Religious Liberty

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the limitations on freedom based on the Constitution of the United States. It follows that freedom of religion had long been regarded as the corner-stone of a free society. ... More


Production of American Religious Freedom: The Production of American Religious Freedom

Finbarr Curtis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479882113
eISBN:
9781479823734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479882113.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Americans love religious freedom. Few agree, however, about what they mean by either religion or freedom. Rather than resolve these debates, the book argues that there is no such thing as religious ... More


Multiculturalism and Religion

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The first part of the chapter examines if the bearer of the rights should be individuals or communities. It argues that too much emphasis on the freedom of an individual can lead one to forget the ... More


Church and State

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter first looks into the recent European history to examine the horror of the removal of liberty, and of religious freedom, it examines the persecution of churches and believers. The second ... More


Of Gods, Laws, Rabbis, and Ends

Nancy Levene

in Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507361
eISBN:
9780226507675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507675.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 8 considers the epoch of modernity in light of a few contemporary scenes. It opens with a consideration of the value of religious freedom in light of the work of this book to reconceive ... More


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