Is Religion Fit for Reconciliation?

Daniel Philpott

in Just and Unjust Peace

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827565
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949779 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

Is Religion Fit for Reconciliation?

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This chapter considers the liberal criticism that religious justifications for reconciliation do not belong in politics. It first shows that religion is pervasive in the global politics of reconciliation. It then answers the criticisms that religious claims are destabilizing and that religious claims are disrespectful. Finally, it proposes an ethic of political engagement that expands on the concept of “rooted reason” in Chapter 1.

Keywords: public reason; rooted reason; public justification

Chapter.  8631 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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