But in Why I Am Not a Secularist, distinguished political theorist William E. Connolly argues that secularism, although admirable in its pursuit of freedom and . Why I Am Not a Secularist. By William E. Connolly. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, p. $ – Volume 94 Issue 2 – J. Donald Moon. Why I Am Not a Secularist has 43 ratings and 2 reviews. Katie said: I really enjoyed this book. Connolly provides a unique perspective on themes in secul.

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John Courtney Murray – – Thought: In doing so, he claims that it has ignored an opportunity to create public consensus. Skip to main content.

Connolly’s proposal for radical pluralism and self artistry, as a means to unseat the conservative stranglehold on micro-politics makes for an interesting read. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Connolly provides a unique perspective on themes in secularism including purity, morality as law, and universalism.

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Citing articles via Web of Science 2. Women’s Music and Democratic Politics. Refresh and try again. Similarly, contestability happens often in contemporary political discourse, specifically in public debate.


Lists with This Book. Many liberal secularists decry this trend, rejecting any interaction between politics and religion.

Julien Leger rated it really liked it May 20, Many who accept democracy, political exchange, and condemn hegemony, totalitarianism, and fascism easily agree upon the third point, that no single group should occupy the authoritative center coonnolly public political discourse. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. John Locke was another precursor to liberal democracy who argued for The Reasonableness of Christianityand George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln argued for religious freedom from a deistic perspective.

Allison rated it it was ok Apr 26, What happens in the real world is something completely different. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Why I Am Not a Secularist

As far as deep pluralism is concerned, I think Connolly is wrong for pitting secularism against it. The Conceits of Secularism.

No trivia or quizzes yet. It calls for an unique refashioning of secularism, a method of agonistic engagement between persons and parties with different comprehensive doctrines, and promotes a deep pluralism where no one group or ideology holds the authoritative center of public political discourse.


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Harvard University Press, Moreland, Chad Meister, and Khaldoun A. Aug 23, Josh Conmolly rated it liked it. Reversing the Secularist Drift. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Connolly is professor and chair of political science at the Johns Hopkins University. Adrian Pabst – unknown. To correct these limitations, Connolly advances a bold new vision of public diversity that acknowledges questions about its own ideology, incorporates a wider variety of ethical views, and honors the desire of believers and nonbelievers alike to represent their faithsopenly in the civic forum.

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