An Argument for More, Not Less, Religion in Australian Politics
Keywords:Religion and Politics, Secularism, Church and State
AbstractLiberals, and others, have conventionally maintained that religion-state separation is the best guarantee of religious freedom. Many have also argued that religion-state separation entails keeping religion out of politics. But trying to quarantine religion and politics from one another is often counter-productive, keeping important questions off-limits. A more inclusive approach would be to treat religion as a normal part of political debate, open, like everything else, to public discussion and contestation.
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