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By Brian Black,Gavin Hyman,Graham M. Smith

ISBN-10: 1474269222

ISBN-13: 9781474269223

ISBN-10: 1780935064

ISBN-13: 9781780935065

Can secularism proceed to supply a origin for political legitimacy? it's always claimed that one of many cultural achievements of the West has been its institution of secular democracy, in which spiritual trust is revered yet restricted to the sector of non-public trust. in additional contemporary occasions, even if, political secularism has been more and more known as into query. non secular believers, in several traditions, have protested opposed to the distortion and confinement that secularism imposes on their religion. Others became uneasily conscious of the way secularism not instructions common assent within the method it as soon as did.

Confronting Secularism in Europe and India adds to this debate via staging an inventive come across among ecu and Indian conceptions of secularism to be able to carrying on with new and specified trajectories of thought of where and position of secularism in modern occasions. taking a look at political secularism, the connection among secularism and faith, and non secular and secular violence, this ebook considers even if there are plausible choices to secularism in Europe and in India.

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