By Hans-Martien ten Napel

In either Europe and North the United States it may be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the proper to freedom of faith or trust are more and more coming stressed. This booklet demonstrates why a extra classical realizing of the belief of a liberal democracy can permit for higher admire for the ideal to freedom of faith or trust.


The booklet examines the foremost path within which liberal democracy has constructed during the last fifty years and contends that this isn't the main valid form of liberal democracy for religiously divided societies. Drawing on theoretical advancements within the box of transnational constitutionalism, Hans-Martien ten Napel argues that redirecting the concept that and perform of liberal democracy towards the extra classical proposal of constrained, constitutional govt, with a substantial measure of autonomy for civil society enterprises might permit higher spiritual pluralism. The publication indicates how, in a postsecular and multicultural context, smooth assets of constitutionalism and democracy, supplemented via premodern, transcendental legitimation, proceed to supply the simplest technique of legitimating Western constitutional and political orders.

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