What’s the problem with symbolic religious establishment? The alienation and symbolic equality accounts

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In this chapter I examine two possible reasons, which are prominent but
often not systematically discussed in the literature, for thinking even purely
symbolic establishment problematic. These are considerations of alienation
and symbolic equality. I am only concerned with ways in which establishment
might be normatively problematic even if it does not infringe on religious
freedom and does not involve material injustices in other respects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion in Liberal Political Philosophy
EditorsCécile Laborde, Aurélia Bardon
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication dateJun 2017
ISBN (Print)9780198794394
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • religion
  • religion og politik
  • stat og kirke
  • Sekularisme
  • religionsfrihed

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