Reconsidering Religion, Law, and Democracy

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How are Western, mostly secular, societies handling religion in its increasingly pluralistic and complex forms? What different forms of interactions between and negotiations of religion and religious beliefs can we see in contemporary society? What are the primary contenders in these interactions and negotiations? The authors of Religion, Law and Democracy give ample examples of a variety of interaction processes between different expressions of religion and different spheres of society, such as the media, the judicial systems and state administration and policy. The authors primarily approach these questions from a North European but also to some extent a global perspective. A common denominator is a dynamic perspective on the relation between religious organizations, society and the individual actors – in other words how all of these levels are interconnected and transformed in these processes.


Anna-Sara Lind is Associate professor in Public law, University of Uppsala. Lind is the Deputy Director of the programme Impact of Religion – Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy. Mia Lövheim is Professor of History of Religions and The Social Sciences of Religion at Department of Theology, University of Uppsala. Ulf Zackariasson is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is the author of Forces by Which We Live: Religion and Religious Experience from the Perspective of a Pragmatic Philosophical Anthropology as well as a number of journal articles and book chapters on pragmatic philosophy of religion.