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What Is Religious Freedom Supposed to Free?

What Is Religious Freedom Supposed to Free?

Chapter:
(p.57) Chapter Four What Is Religious Freedom Supposed to Free?
Source:
Politics of Religious Freedom
Author(s):
Webb Keane
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0006

This essay contrasts religion as belief with religion as morality. The former understands religion as propositional, while the latter is a matter of divinely sanctioned sensibilities. Keane emphasizes that proponents of religion and irreligion alike are concerned with how individuals make decisions about questions of meaning and value.

Keywords:   religious freedom, religion, belief, morality, irreligion, Christian Moderns

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