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E pluribus unum : the limits of religious pluralism in American liberal democracy.

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dc.contributor.advisor Beckwith, Francis.
dc.contributor.author Chen, Samuel S., 1987-
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Institute of Church-State Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2011-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8125
dc.description.abstract "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Often inferred from the religion clauses of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution are the absolute right of religious liberty and the subsequent necessity of a religiously pluralistic society. Religious pluralism has become a norm of American society and, in many cases, a norming value—seen as a founding principle of the United States and a keystone of liberal democracy. In the ongoing dialogue regarding religion and its role in democracy, however, religious pluralism's assumed position in society is one deserving of scrutiny. As religion itself is considered within the intricate balance of republican government, so must all aspects of religion—including religious pluralism and its trusted fortress: religious liberty. Such assessment illuminates and demonstrates the extent and limits of religious liberty and, subsequently, religious pluralism in liberal democracy. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Church and state relations. en
dc.subject Constitutional law. en
dc.subject Philosophy of religion. en
dc.title E pluribus unum : the limits of religious pluralism in American liberal democracy. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 6/26/13.
dc.contributor.department Church and State. en


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