The Political Origins of Religious Liberty




The issue of religious liberty has gained ever-increasing attention among policy makers and the public at large. Whereas politicians have long championed the idea of religious freedom and tolerance, the actual achievement of these goals has been an arduous battle for religious minorities. What motivates political leaders to create laws providing for greater religious liberty? In contrast to scholars who argue that religious liberty results from the spread of secularization and modern ideas, Anthony Gill argues that religious liberty results from interest-based calculations of secular rulers. Using insights from political economists dating back to Adam Smith, Gill develops a theory of the origins of religious liberty based on the political and economic interests of governing officials. Political leaders are most likely to permit religious freedom when it enhances their own political survival, tax revenue, and the economic welfare of their country. He explores his theory using cases from British America, Latin America, Russia, and the Baltic states.

Download:

http://rapidshare.com/files/115216259/P0l7icl_0ri9_R3li_Lib.rar

http://www.filefactory.com/file/a8e9cf/

[Fast Download] The Political Origins of Religious Liberty


Related eBooks:
God's Grace for Athletes
The Hiddenness of God
Attend to Stories: How to Florish in Ministry
Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change The Way You Worship
Dare to Love Your Husband Well: A 90-Day Devotional for Christ-Centered Wives
The Sisterhood Effect
Handbook of Research on Catholic Education
Inferno Decoded: The essential companion to the myths, mysteries and locations of Dan Brown's Infern
Blackberry Crumble
Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
F. C. Baur's Synthesis of Bohme and Hegel: Redefining Christian Theology as a Gnostic Philosophy of
The House That Cleans Itself
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.