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The Humanities Research Centre

Theism and Public Policy

Humanist Perspectives and Responses

Editors: Pinn, A. (Ed.)

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Does theism dominant the language and practices of public life in the United States? This volume explores this question from a humanist perspective, and in so doing it provides insight into the relationship of religion to public policy, and offers ways to advance a more democratic and secular public arena.

About the authors

Adam Chalom, International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, USA Kelly Damerow, Secular Coalition for America, USA Sikivu Hutchinson, Institute of Humanist Studies, USA Barbara Forrest, Southeastern Louisiana State University, USA Joseph Baker, East Tennessee State University, USA Phil Zuckermann, Pitzer College, USA Maryam Namazie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, UK Amanda Knief, Secular Coalition for America, USA

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"There is a lively debate on religion's role in the public square currently underway in the marketplace of ideas. Theism and Public Policy is a thoughtful and provocative collection of essays that seeks to confront potentially contentious issues that arise from the widening chasm between religious believers and non-believers in the context of liberal Western democracies. Truth be told, putting forth prescriptions for such a multicultural, multidimensional vision of secularism without much of the cynicism, vitriol, and invective that has bogged down previous expressions of humanism makes this volume a very welcome addition to this emerging discourse." - Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt University, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Setting the Context and Agenda

    Pages 1-12

    Pinn, Anthony B.

  • Theism, Sexuality, and Social Policy: The Case of the American States

    Pages 15-35

    Baker, Joseph O. (et al.)

  • The Rise of the Nones: Why More Americans are Becoming Secular, and What that Means for America

    Pages 37-52

    Zuckerman, Phil

  • Understanding a “Religious” Western Democracy: Israel and Its Complexities

    Pages 53-70

    Chalom, Adam

  • Rethinking Islam in Public Policy: A Secularist Approach

    Pages 71-89

    Namazie, Maryam

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theism and Public Policy
Book Subtitle
Humanist Perspectives and Responses
Editors
  • A. Pinn
Series Title
The Humanities Research Centre
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46530-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137465306
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47218-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50114-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 180
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