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Religious Voices in Public Places

Must religious voices keep quiet in public places?  Does fairness in a plural society require it?  Must the expression of religious belief be so authoritarian as to threaten civil peace?  Do we need translation into 'secular' language, or should we try to manage polyglot conversation?  How neutral is 'secular' language?  Is a religious argument necessarily unreasonable?

2009

The Intolerable God: Kant's Theological Journey

The thought of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is often regarded as having caused a crisis for theology and religion because it sets the limits of knowledge to what can be derived from experience. In The Intolerable God, Christopher Insole challenges that assumption and argues that Kant believed in God but struggled intensely with theological questions.

2016

Behaving in Public: How to Do Christian Ethics

Too often, says Nigel Biggar, contemporary Christian ethics poses a false choice -- either "conservative" theological integrity or "liberal" secular consensus. Behaving in Public explains both why and how Christians should resist these polar options.

2011

The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

In the face of ongoing religious conflicts and unending culture wars, what are we to make of liberalism's promise that it alone can arbitrate between church and state? In this wide-ranging study, John Perry examines the roots of our thinking on religion and politics, placing the early-modern founders of liberalism in conversation with today's theologians and political philosophers. 

2011

Between Kin and Cosmopolis: An Ethic of the Nation

The nation-state is here to stay. Thirty years ago it was fashionable to predict its imminent demise, but the sudden break-up of the Soviet Union in the 1990s unshackled long-repressed nationalisms and generated a host of new states.

2014

God, the Good, and Utilitarianism: Perspectives on Peter Singer

Is ethics about happiness? Aristotle thought so and for centuries Christians agreed, until utilitarianism raised worries about where this would lead. In this volume, Peter Singer, leading utilitarian philosopher and controversial defender of infanticide and euthanasia, addresses this question in conversation with Christian ethicists and secular utilitarians.

2014

Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Suicide and Euthanasia

Controversy about the morality of euthanasia and assisted suicide and their legalisation has been running for over a generation, and it shows no sign of flagging. The main arguments for and against are widely familiar, yet the horizon yields no sign of any approaching resolution.

2004

In Defence of War

Pacifism is popular. Many hold that war is unnecessary, since peaceful means of resolving conflict are always available, if only we had the will to look for them. Or they believe that war is wicked, essentially involving hatred of the enemy and carelessness of human life.

2013
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