An argument for more, not less, religion in Australian politics

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Liberals, and others, have conventionally maintained that religion-state separation is the best guarantee of religious freedom. Many have also argued that religion-state separation entails keeping religion out of politics. But trying to quarantine religion and politics from one another is often counter-productive, keeping important questions off-limits. A more inclusive approach would be to treat religion as a normal part of political debate, open, like everything else, to public discussion and contestation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-367
Number of pages23
JournalAustralian religion studies review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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