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Making Religion Safe for Democracy
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1. A third way of religious freedom?: Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Backus, and the struggle for the American soul; 2. Hobbes and the roots of religious indifference; 3. Locke and the political theology of toleration; 4. Tocqueville and the democratization of American religion.

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This book examines a unified reinterpretation of Christianity by Hobbes, Locke, and Jefferson, and compares that to de Tocqueville's analysis of changes.

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J. Judd Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science, an associated faculty member in the Department of Religion, and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, Atlanta. He has held fellowships with the National Endowment for the Humanities and with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Religion and the Demise of Liberal Rationalism (2001) and the coeditor of Religion, Enlightenment, and the New World Order (2010). His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and Perspectives on Politics.

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'A study of religion in the advance of liberal political theory culminating in Tocqueville, who changes its place profoundly. J. Judd Owen's book is distinguished for clarity and eloquence of its own, and because it discerns and borrows from Tocqueville's wisdom.' Harvey Mansfield, Harvard Unviersity, Massachusetts and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
'Does democracy depend on religion that is reticent and theologically thin? Or does this kind of stripped-down faith lead to a spiritually impoverished society that fails to satisfy the deepest human aspirations? Making Religion Safe for Democracy pursues these timely questions through a searching examination of seminal figures including Hobbes, Locke, Jefferson and Tocqueville. At a time when the relation between democracy and religion is fiercely debated, Owen's work enriches the national reflection.' Steven D. Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, Co-Executive Director (Institute for Law and Religion) and Co-Executive Director (Institute for Law and Philosophy), University of San Diego School of Law
"A study of religion in the advance of liberal political theory culminating in Tocqueville, who changes its place profoundly. J. Judd Owen's book is distinguished for clarity and eloquence of its own, and because it discerns and borrows from Tocqueville's wisdom." Harvey Mansfield, Harvard Unviersity, Massachusetts and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
"Does democracy depend on religion that is reticent and theologically thin? Or does this kind of stripped-down faith lead to a spiritually impoverished society that fails to satisfy the deepest human aspirations? Making Religion Safe for Democracy pursues these timely questions through a searching examination of seminal figures including Hobbes, Locke, Jefferson and Tocqueville. At a time when the relation between democracy and religion is fiercely debated, Owen's work enriches the national reflection." Steven D. Smith, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, Co-Executive Director (Institute for Law and Religion) and Co-Executive Director (Institute for Law and Philosophy), University of San Diego School of Law

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