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The new religious intolerance : overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age
Format:
Book
Title:
The new religious intolerance : overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age
ISBN:
9780674065901

9780674725911
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xiii, 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Religion: a time of anxiety and suspicion -- Fear: a narcissistic emotion -- First principles: equal respect for conscience -- The mote in my brother's eye: impartiality and the examined life -- Inner eyes: respect and the sympathetic imagination -- The case of Park51 -- Overcoming the politics of fear.
Summary:
"What impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists, until it became evident that a right-wing Norwegian terrorist was the perpetrator? Why did Switzerland, a country of four minarets, vote to ban those structures? How did a proposed Muslim cultural center in lower Manhattan ignite a fevered political debate across the United States? In The New Religious Intolerance, Martha C. Nussbaum surveys such developments and identifies the fear behind these reactions. Drawing inspiration from philosophy, history, and literature, she suggests a route past this limiting response and toward a more equitable, imaginative, and free society."--Jacket.
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