The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

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A showcase of 15 brilliant essays on religious freedom by leading experts from around the world. ( Muscat Daily)

A good editor brings together a range of experts to explore a topic from a variety of perspectives. The resulting book covers more ground with excellence than could be accomplished by a single author. Allen Hertzke, Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma and past president of Christians in Political Science, is a good editor. ( Christians in Political Science)

A judicious and thought-provoking collection, deserving of a wide audience... Taken together, the essays teach the importance of attending to the specific historical processes by which religious freedom is realized in each particular place. One size does not fit all; one Declaration cannot change the world. ( First Things)

Allen Hertzke is among the most distinguished scholars in the rapidly expanding field of religious freedom studies. Drawing on his own wide-ranging expertise , he has assembled a breathtakingly diverse team of international scholars to give us The Future of Religious Freedom - what is surely the most comprehensive and theoretically sophisticated volume available on religious freedom's present condition and future prospects. ( Timothy Shah, Associate Director & Scholar in Residence with the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs and author of Religious Freedom: Why Now? (2012))

This splendid collection of essays is a treasure trove of insight into the challenges and the promise of religious freedom in our diverse and increasingly interdependent world. It is a realistic yet profoundly hopeful work by some of the finest thinkers in the field. ( Mary Ann Glendon, author of The Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt)

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What is the status of religious freedom in the world today? What barriers does it face? What are the realistic prospects for improvement, and why does this matter? The Future of Religious Freedom addresses these critical questions by assembling in one volume some of the best forward-thinking and empirical research on religious liberty, international legal trends, and societal dynamics. Top scholars from law, political science, diplomacy, sociology, and religion explore the status, value, and challenges of religious liberty around the world - with illustrations from a wide range of historical situations, contemporary contexts, and constitutional regimes. With a thematic focus on the nature of religious markets and statecraft, the book surveys conditions in different regions, from the Muslim arc to Asia to Eastern Europe. It probes dynamics in both established and emerging democracies. It features up-to-date treatments of such pivotal nations as China, Russia, and Turkey, as well as illuminating new threats to conscience and religious autonomy in the United States and in kin countries of the English speaking world. Finally, it demonstrates the vital contribution of religious freedom to inter-religious harmony, thriving societies, and global security, and applies these findings to the momentous issue of advancing freedom and democracy in Islamic cultures.

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Allen D. Hertzke (Editor)
Edité par Oxford University Press, USA (2012)
ISBN 10 : 0199930899 ISBN 13 : 9780199930890
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(RICHMOND, TX, Etats-Unis)
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