By William H. Swatos, James K. Wellman
At the moment, public faith is in a time of flux and the concept of the typical good--once linked to the "Protestant voice" in America--is brazenly contested by way of new non secular coalitions trying to converse their model of the reality and plant their stake within the public area. This edited quantity displays at the altering tone and kind of the general public voice of faith, on its functionality in American society, and on its dating to the non-public global of faith. It proposes that public faith, whilst exercised in a civil and responsible means, could be a in charge and prophetic voice in public lifestyles and improve the yankee scan in liberal democracy. The contributors--first-rate students together with Martin Marty and Robert Belah--focus on public religion's impact on arguable matters corresponding to multiculturalism, financial inequality, abortion, and homosexuality.
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Such privatization is not required, however, nor is the public square off limits to religious persons using religious language. Jose Casanova puts this point nicely: "[W]hichever position . . it takes, the church will have to justify it through open, public, rational discourse in the public sphere of civil society. . [Therefore, only] a religion which has incorporated as its own the central aspect of the Enlightenment critique of religion is in a position today to play a positive role in . .
There was no place for any distinction between the sacred and the secular, between public and private religion. In the ancient world, since the religious and political communities—the sacred and the secular—were generally fused, or at least made to be inseparable, some people have concluded that Israel was simply like her Near Eastern neighbors in identifying the sacred with the secular, the religious with the political. This is, however, to do violence to Israel's self-understanding as a nation.
As has often been noted, "Its historians and prophets told the truth about their people as have the patriots of no other nation. "3 In a profound sense, the relationship of church and state has been historically and theologically a problem peculiar to Christianity. The early history of Christianity was marked by conflict with the state, which came to view Christianity as religio illicita, and so Christianity remained until the fourth century. The early Christians were faced with an increasingly hostile state.
The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Society (Religion in the Age of Transformation) by William H. Swatos, James K. Wellman