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Pilate’s shrug: the sad saga of modern law and religion theory

Paul Horwitz

in The Agnostic Age

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199737727
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895267 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737727.003.0002
Pilate’s shrug: the sad saga of modern law and religion theory

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This chapter refers to another framework—Religion Clauses of the First Amendment—that was introduced in search for a better theory for religious freedom. What the chapter conveys is that theories about religious liberty fail because they do not straightforwardly respond to religious freedom inquiries. Examples of these liberal structures are neutrality, equality, secularism, and the configurations made by John Garvey. Such discourses on religion and law resulted from the promotion of the rights and beliefs of the public in relation to the promulgations of the state.

Keywords: religious freedom; First Amendment; neutrality; equality; secularism; John Garvey

Chapter.  13797 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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