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Published: 01 September 2019

160 Pages | 8 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198747222

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Secularism: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Copson

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers secularism as an approach to the ordering of communities, nations, and states
  • Looks at how secularism provides a framework for engaging directly with the most contentious political and legal issues of our time: 'blasphemy', 'apostasy', religious persecution, religious discrimination, religious schools, and freedom of belief and thought in a divided world
  • Discusses the struggle for power between churches and governments in Europe which formed the background to the development of modern separation between religion and state
  • Previously published in hardback as Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide