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Religion, State, and Society: Jefferson's Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective [Repost]

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Religion, State, and Society: Jefferson's Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective [Repost]

Robert Fatton, Rouhollah K. Ramazani - Religion, State, and Society: Jefferson's Wall of Separation in Comparative Perspective
Published: 2008-12-23 | ISBN: 023061230X | PDF | 252 pages | 3 MB


This book examines the relationship between religion and the state in a comparative perspective with special attention paid to the Western and Middle-Eastern experiences. It examines the resurgence of “fundamentalism” not only in developing nations but also in economically affluent “post-modern” societies. It seeks to elucidate whether the fusion between religion and politics is compatible with tolerance and individual freedom; or whether the Jeffersonian “wall of separation” is necessary to insure the flowering of democracy.