By Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
In contemporary years, North American and eu countries have sought to legally remake faith in different international locations via an extraordinary array of foreign projects. Policymakers have rallied round the suggestion that the fostering of non secular freedom, interfaith discussion, spiritual tolerance, and protections for spiritual minorities are the keys to struggling with 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 to be like at 3 severe channels of state-sponsored intervention: foreign non secular freedom advocacy, improvement guidance and state development, and foreign legislation. She indicates how those projects make non secular distinction an issue of legislations, leading to a divide that favors kinds of faith approved through these in strength and excludes alternative routes of being and belonging. In exploring the dizzying energy dynamics and blurred barriers that signify kin among "expert religion," "governed religion," and "lived religion," Hurd charts new territory within the research of faith in worldwide politics.
A forceful and well timed critique of the politics of selling spiritual freedom, Beyond spiritual Freedom presents new insights into modern such a lot urgent dilemmas of strength, distinction, and governance.
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