Law and Religion in a Secular World: A European Perspective

  title={Law and Religion in a Secular World: A European Perspective},
  author={Silvio Ferrari},
  journal={Ecclesiastical Law Journal},
  pages={355 - 370}
  • S. Ferrari
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Ecclesiastical Law Journal
This article examines two interpretations of the process of secularisation that can be traced back through European legal and political thought, and a more recent trend that challenges both of them. It does this through the prism of the public sphere, because in today's Europe one of the most debated issues is the place and role of religion in this sphere, understood as the space where decisions concerning questions of general interest are discussed. The article concludes, first, that the… Expand
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