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Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-
The new religious intolerance : overcoming the politics of fear in an anxious age / Martha C. Nussbaum
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BL640 .N88 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Freedom of religion
Religious tolerance
Religious discrimination
Fear -- Religious aspects
Physical Description xiii, 285 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-267) and index
Contents Religion: a time of anxiety and suspicion -- Fear: a narcissistic emotion -- First principles: equal respect for conscience -- The mote in my brother's eye: impartiality and the examined life -- Inner eyes: respect and the sympathetic imagination -- The case of Park51 -- Overcoming the politics of fear
Summary "What impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists, until it became evident that a right-wing Norwegian terrorist was the perpetrator? Why did Switzerland, a country of four minarets, vote to ban those structures? How did a proposed Muslim cultural center in lower Manhattan ignite a fevered political debate across the United States? In The New Religious Intolerance, Martha C. Nussbaum surveys such developments and identifies the fear behind these reactions. Drawing inspiration from philosophy, history, and literature, she suggests a route past this limiting response and toward a more equitable, imaginative, and free society." -- Provided by publisher
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