Faith in Democracy

Framing a Politics of Deep Diversity

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Jonathan Chaplin
  • London, England: 
    Hymns Ancient and Modern, Ltd.
    , April
     272 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Keunwoo Kwon forthcoming.


What is the place of faith in public life in the UK? Beyond 'secularism' that seeks to relegate faith to the margins of public life, and a 'Christian nation' position that seeks to retain, or even regain, Christian public privilege, there is a third way. Faith in Democracy: Framing a Politics of Deep Diversity calls for an approach that maximises public space for the expression of faith-based visions within democratic fora while repudiating all traces of religious privilege. It argues for a truly conversational space, reflecting theologically on the contested concepts at the heart of the current debate about the place of faith in British public life: democracy, secularism, pluralism and public faith.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jonathan Chaplin is Director of the Kirby Lang Institute for Christian Ethics, Cambridge, and a member of the Cambridge University Divinity Faculty. He has taught political theory and political theology in the UK, Canada and the Netherlands. His publications include Living Lightly, Living Faithfully: Religious Faiths and the Future of Sustainability (Faraday Institute/KLICE), "Law, Religion and Public Reasoning", Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 1:2 (2012), Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society (University of Notre Dame Press), God and Global Order (Baylor) and God and Government (SPCK).


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