This report explores the legitimacy of religious public reasoning.
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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.
That will not mean that “confessional candour” has a place in every political discussion. But it does mean that religious people should be at liberty to articulate their core convictions if they wish to, and that the public square should be as open as possible to ”God talk”. Religious arguments, rightly used, will always enrich political debate.