In this book, a group of leading scholars—including Peter Berger, John Esposito, Robert Wuthnow, Martha Nussbaum, Diana Eck, Stanley Hauerwas, and Miroslav Volf—examines the new religious pluralism and the challenges it poses for democratic societies on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the contours of this new religious pluralism? What are its implications for the theory and practice of democracy? Does increasing religious pluralism erode the cultural and social foundations of democracy? To what extent do different religious communities embrace similar — or at least compatible — ethical and political commitments? By seeking answers to these questions, this book offers a revealing look at the future of religion in democratic
Readership: Students and scholars interested in religion and politics.
Edited by Thomas Banchoff, Associate Professor of Government and Director of the Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Peace, Georgetown University