By Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
In fresh years, North American and ecu countries have sought to legally remake faith in different international locations via an unheard of array of overseas projects. Policymakers have rallied round the thought that the fostering of non secular freedom, interfaith discussion, non secular tolerance, and protections for non secular minorities are the keys to battling persecution and discrimination. Beyond spiritual Freedom persuasively argues that those tasks create the very social tensions and divisions they're intended to overcome.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd appears at 3 serious channels of state-sponsored intervention: foreign non secular freedom advocacy, improvement guidance and kingdom development, and overseas legislations. She exhibits how those projects make spiritual distinction a question of legislation, leading to a divide that favors varieties of faith approved by means of these in energy and excludes alternative ways of being and belonging. In exploring the dizzying energy dynamics and blurred obstacles that represent family among "expert religion," "governed religion," and "lived religion," Hurd charts new territory within the learn of faith in worldwide politics.
A forceful and well timed critique of the politics of marketing non secular freedom, Beyond spiritual Freedom offers new insights into present day such a lot urgent dilemmas of strength, distinction, and governance.
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