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Unequally yoked: the antinomies of Church-State separation in Europe and the USA

Madeley, John (2009) Unequally yoked: the antinomies of Church-State separation in Europe and the USA. European Political Science, 8 (3). pp. 273-288. ISSN 1680-4333

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Abstract

The ongoing secularisation debate(s) rarely focus on state secularisation, seemingly because of the assumption that the state is definitionally secular and so logically not subject to secularisation. From a less compromised perspective, the secular state appears as an American late-eighteenth century invention while the present day states of Europe retain significant features inherited from the formative period of the modern state when it took a distinctively confessional form – that is, they remain still in part religious.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/eps/index.html
Additional Information: © 2009 Palgrave
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Sets: Departments > Government
Departments > European Institute
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2009 10:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23035/

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