In the final episode of the series, Nick Spencer speaks to Cécile Laborde, author of the award–winning book ‘Liberalism’s Religion’. 15/12/2020
Liberalism and religion have had an intimate and sometimes tempestuous relationship over the years. In recent decades, a number of people have claimed that liberal political theory doesn’t really understand religion, and that religion in liberal societies suffers as a consequence.
‘Liberalism’s Religion’, an award winning book by Cécile Laborde, Nuffield Chair of Political Theory at the University of Oxford, explores the way in which liberalism conceives of and deals with religion, and argues that the dominant ‘liberal–egalitarian’ approach toward religion is misguided and in need of revision.
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