Theos Report - Talking God: The Legitimacy of Religious Public Reasoning

 

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Talking God

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"What role should religious people play in public life? In particular, should they be permitted to appeal to their own faith commitments in public debate?

"The majority of commentators appear to think not. Should religious believers wish to participate, they argue, they must use 'public reasoning' which, by definition, cannot be religious.

"Not so, argues Jonathan Chaplin, in this timely and important essay. Not only is public reasoning not necessarily 'secular' but it can be, and often has been, religious."

Jonathan Chaplin is Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE).

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