Areshidze, Giorgi, 1983-

Democratic religion from Locke to Obama : faith and the civic life of democracy / Giorgi Areshidze. - Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, c2016. - [ix], 213 p. - American political thought . - American political thought. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-207) and index.

Religion and the post-enlightenment liberalism of John Rawls -- Barack Obama's civic faith : a post-Christian civil religion or Rawls's public reason? -- Does toleration require religious skepticism? : an examination of Locke's teaching on toleration -- Lincoln's religious statesmanship and Rawls's "public reason" : slavery and Biblical theology in the Civil War -- The theological foundations of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of racial equality and civil disobedience -- Can liberalism appropriate the moral contents of religion? : Habermas and Tocqueville on religious transformation and democracy's civic life --Conclusion: Toleration, democratic religion, and America's civic life.

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Democracy -- Religious aspects.
Liberalism -- Religious aspects.
Religion and politics.
Religious tolerance.
Religious pluralism -- Political aspects.

BL65.P7 / A74 2016

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