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Single Idea 21124

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 8. Religion in Society]

Full Idea

One historically influential solution to the discord unleashed by the fact of religious diversity was to institutionalise the principle of toleration by separating church and state.

Gist of Idea

Religious toleration has been institutionalised by the separation of church and state

Source

Andrew Shorten (Contemporary Political Theory [2016], 03)

A Reaction

In 2018 Britain we still have an established religion (Anglicanism - Episcopalianism in the US), but toleration has arrived with the decline of religious belief. It must still be tough for Muslims, Jews etc to see a different religion as the official one.

Book Reference

Shorten,Andrew: 'Contemporary Political Theory' [Palgrave 2016], p.47