Religion in Public Life Debating Ethics and Faith with Leading Thinkers and Public Figures by Norman Winter, Charles Clarke


Religion in Public Life Debating Ethics and Faith with Leading Thinkers and Public Figures by Norman Winter, Charles Clarke

This unique book is distilled from the Westminster Faith Debates on Religion in Public Life, and presents the positions of leading thinkers and policy makers including Richard Dawkins, Tony Blair and Rowan Williams. The book has been designed with both the general reader and Religious Studies students in mind and presents the arguments of each speaker and a summary of each debate, followed by questions to prompt further reflection and debate, and relevant statistics and resources. Contributors include: * Richard Dawkins * Tony Blair * Rowan Williams * Julia Neuberger * Charles Moore * Cole Moreton * Grace Davie Chapters include: * What's the place of religion in public life? * What's the place of faith in schools? * What have we learned about radicalisation? * What role for religious organisations in an era of shrinking welfare? * What limits to religious freedom? * What are the main trends in religion and values in Britain? * Religious identity in 'superdiverse' societies The Westminster Faith Debates are organised by Charles Clarke (ex-Home Secretary) and Professor Linda Woodhead and also included the presentation of new research findings from the GBP12m National Religion and Society Programme. Supplementary RE:ONLINE resource here:

About the Author

Linda Woodhead is Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Lancaster University. Charles Clarke was Labour MP for Norwich South, as well as ex-Home Secretary and Education Secretary.

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160 pages


Norman Winter, Charles Clarke
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Publication date

23rd October 2014



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