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by J. Caleb Clanton

  • ISBN: 0739120816
  • Category: History
  • Author: J. Caleb Clanton
  • Subcategory: World
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (November 6, 2007)
  • Pages: 172 pages
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This book addresses heated debate among political thinkers concerned with the role of religious reasoning in the deliberation and justification of public policy and voting. The author critically examines various arguments drawn from mainstream liberal political theory, political theology, and American pragmatism, and offers a unique proposal for thinking through this issue.

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Religion & Democratic Citizenship, Lexington Books, 2008. Religion and democratic citizenship". Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Religion and Democratic Citizenship : Inquiry and Conviction in the American Public Square. Polls indicate that many, if not most, Americans think that their religion should play some sort of role in the political arena.

Caleb Clanton uses this book to argue for an "open model" of religion in the public square, one that can . Religious participants in the public square should be afforded space "to voice their religious convictions and reasons" (134).

Caleb Clanton uses this book to argue for an "open model" of religion in the public square, one that can "accommodate as many democratically predisposed citizens as possible" (10, cf. 150). Clanton is clearly distressed by liberal approaches to religion and politics. They should not be "told that they cannot discuss" their deepest convictions (130). Cale. between these two influential figures of twentieth century American life, however, may be less important than their differences. By way of introducing this special issue devoted to the lives and legacies of these two public theologians, this essay considers what contending interpretations of Niebuhr and Neuhaus tell us about religion and American public life in the twenty-first century. Habermas on Rawls, religion and public reason.

Religion and Democratic Citizenship: Inquiry and Conviction in the American Public Square.

He is the author of The Ethics of Citizenship: Liberal Democracy and Religious Convictions and Religion and Democratic Citizenship: Inquiry and Conviction in the American Public Square.

Religion and democratic citizenship". Caleb Clanton at Lipscomb University. This biography of an American philosopher is a stub.

Polls indicate that many, if not most, Americans think that their religion should play some sort of role in the political arena. But are they misguided? When citizens allow their religious convictions to filter into the political sphere, are they acting as bad citizens? In a pluralistic democracy such as ours, what is the proper relationship between religion and politics? Religion and Democratic Citizenship critically examines a variety of proposals to address the question of whether and how religion should influence the activities of the American public square, from public deliberation to voting. These proposals commonly fall into two broad types of familiar strategies. On the one hand, mainstream liberal political theorists like John Rawls and others seek to keep religion and politics largely separate. On the other hand, pragmatists like William James, John Dewey, and Cornel West seek to reinterpret the meaning of religion itself so that it can be rendered compatible with democracy. Religion and Democratic Citizenship outlines the shortcomings of both of these strategies and aims to reframe the nature of the debate concerning the proper relationship between religion and politics by offering a useful framework for further discussion. Drawing influence from both Socrates and C. S. Peirce, the author proposes a model of the deliberative democracy designed to accommodate as many democratically predisposed citizens as possible, whether they are religious or not. In so doing, this book ultimately offers a strategy to accommodate religious participation in the activities of the democratic public square ― a strategy that enables citizens to employ religious reasoning and meet the epistemic obligations of good deliberative democratic citizenship.Readers of this book will include researchers interested in Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Sociology, and Theology, as well as teachers, students, politicians, clergy, and concerned citizens.

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