By Eliane Glaser
Putting topical debates in ancient viewpoint, the essays via major students of heritage, literature and political technology discover problems with distinction and variety, inclusion and exclusion, and religion on the subject of numerous Christian teams, Jews and Muslims within the context of either early smooth and modern England and the United States.
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Mark Lilla, The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics and the Modern West (New York: Random House, 2007). org/tif/category/the-stillborn-god/ (accessed 1 October 2012). 77. See, for example, Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: The Case against Religion (London: Atlantic Books, 2007), pp. 260–64. 78. See William S. Barker and W. Robert Godfrey, eds, Theonomy: A Reformed Critique (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991), which revisits the arguments of Westminster Assembly divines. 79. shtml (accessed 3 October 2012).
On the fringe of the American Religious Right, a group variously known as Theonomists, Dominionists or Christian Reconstructionists argue that the Mosaic penal laws (including capital punishment for blasphemy) should still apply in Christian states. 78 Yet despite being Exhibit A in almost every alarmist tract written against the Religious Right, the Theonomists’ ﬂat repudiation of modern ideals of religious liberty is radically out of step with Protestant opinion since the Enlightenment. 79 Within twenty-ﬁrst-century Islam, however, this modern doctrine of religious liberty is still deeply controversial.
Bayle, A Philosophical Commentary, pp. 66, 78. 66. Bayle, A Philosophical Commentary, pp. 66–68. 67. Bayle, A Philosophical Commentary, pp. 68–75. 68. See John Kilcullen, Sincerity and Truth: Essays on Arnauld, Bayle, and Toleration (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), p. 103. One could draw an analogy with debates over science and Scripture. , literalist readings of Joshua’s long day or the six-day creation account in Genesis 1–2). 69. See Richard Muller, Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, 4 vols (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003), I, Chapter 6: ‘Natural and Supernatural Theology’, esp.