Religion in Public: Locke's Political Theology (Cultural Memory in the Present)

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780804785761: Religion in Public: Locke's Political Theology (Cultural Memory in the Present)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

John Locke's theory of toleration is generally seen as advocating the privatization of religion. This interpretation has become conventional wisdom: secularization is widely understood as entailing the privatization of religion, and the separation of religion from power. This book turns that conventional wisdom on its head and argues that Locke secularizes religion, that is, makes it worldly, public, and political. In the name of diverse citizenship, Locke reconstructs religion as persuasion, speech, and fashion. He insists on a consensus that human rights are sacred insofar as humans are the creatures, and thus, the property of God. Drawing on a range of sources beyond Locke's own writings, Pritchard portrays the secular not as religion's separation from power, but rather as its affiliation with subtler, and sometimes insidious, forms of power. As a result, she captures the range of anxieties and conflicts attending religion's secularization: denunciations of promiscuous bodies freed from patriarchal religious and political formations, correlations between secular religion and colonialist education and conversion efforts, and more recently, condemnations of the coercive and injurious force of unrestricted religious speech.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Elizabeth A. Pritchard is Associate Professor of Religion at Bowdoin College.

Review:

"It may seem impossible to say anything new about John Locke, but Elizabeth Pritchard has done just that. Combining careful readings of Locke's texts with creative applications of Lockean principles to contemporary disputes over culture, religion, and identity, her book will command a broad audience. The Locke, and the Lockeanism, that emerges here is more subtle, more nuanced, and frankly more interesting than the cardboard cut-out so often praised or denounced in contemporary discussions of liberalism. Political theorists, historians, and scholars of religion and culture should all find their views of Locke challenged and enriched in Pritchard's multifaceted reconsideration of this key figure and his legacy." (Andrew R. Murphy Rutgers University)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780804785754: Religion in Public: Locke's Political Theology (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0804785759 ISBN 13:  9780804785754
Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2013
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Pritchard, Elizabeth A.
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Elizabeth A. Pritchard
Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. John Locke's theory of toleration is generally seen as advocating the privatization of religion. This interpretation has become conventional wisdom: secularization is widely understood as entailing the privatization of religion, and the separation of religion from power. This book turns that conventional wisdom on its head and argues that Locke secularizes religion, that is, makes it worldly, public, and political. In the name of diverse citizenship, Locke reconstructs religion as persuasion, speech, and fashion. He insists on a consensus that human rights are sacred insofar as humans are the creatures, and thus, the property of God. Drawing on a range of sources beyond Locke's own writings, Pritchard portrays the secular not as religion's separation from power, but rather as its affiliation with subtler, and sometimes insidious, forms of power. As a result, she captures the range of anxieties and conflicts attending religion's secularization: denunciations of promiscuous bodies freed from patriarchal religious and political formations, correlations between secular religion and colonialist education and conversion efforts, and more recently, condemnations of the coercive and injurious force of unrestricted religious speech. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Pritchard, Elizabeth A.
Published by Stanford University Press 12/4/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press 12/4/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Religion in Public: Locke's Political Theology. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Elizabeth A. Pritchard
Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. John Locke's theory of toleration is generally seen as advocating the privatization of religion. This interpretation has become conventional wisdom: secularization is widely understood as entailing the privatization of religion, and the separation of religion from power. This book turns that conventional wisdom on its head and argues that Locke secularizes religion, that is, makes it worldly, public, and political. In the name of diverse citizenship, Locke reconstructs religion as persuasion, speech, and fashion. He insists on a consensus that human rights are sacred insofar as humans are the creatures, and thus, the property of God. Drawing on a range of sources beyond Locke's own writings, Pritchard portrays the secular not as religion's separation from power, but rather as its affiliation with subtler, and sometimes insidious, forms of power. As a result, she captures the range of anxieties and conflicts attending religion's secularization: denunciations of promiscuous bodies freed from patriarchal religious and political formations, correlations between secular religion and colonialist education and conversion efforts, and more recently, condemnations of the coercive and injurious force of unrestricted religious speech. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Elizabeth A. Pritchard
Published by Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Elizabeth Pritchard
Published by Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 248 pages. John Lockes theory of toleration is generally seen as advocating the privatization of religion. This interpretation has become conventional wisdom: secularization is widely understood as entailing the privatization of religion, and the separation of religion from power. This book turns that conventional wisdom on its head and argues that Locke secularizes religion, that is, makes it worldly, public, and political. In the name of diverse citizenship, Locke reconstructs religion as persuasion, speech, and fashion. He insists on a consensus that human rights are sacred insofar as humans are the creatures, and thus, the property of God. Drawing on a range of sources beyond Lockes own writings, Pritchard portrays the secular not as religions separation from power, but rather as its affiliation with subtler, and sometimes insidious, forms of power. As a result, she captures the range of anxieties and conflicts attending religions secularization: denunciations of promiscuous bodies freed from patriarchal religious and political formations, correlations between secular religion and colonialist education and conversion efforts, and more recently, condemnations of the coercive and injurious force of unrestricted religious speech. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Elizabeth A. Pritchard
Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. John Locke's theory of toleration is generally seen as advocating the privatization of religion. This interpretation has become conventional wisdom: secularization is widely understood as entailing the privatization of religion, and the separation of religion from power. This book turns that conventional wisdom on its head and argues that Locke secularizes religion, that is, makes it worldly, public, and political. In the name of diverse citizenship, Locke reconstructs religion as persuasion, speech, and fashion. He insists on a consensus that human rights are sacred insofar as humans are the creatures, and thus, the property of God. Drawing on a range of sources beyond Locke's own writings, Pritchard portrays the secular not as religion's separation from power, but rather as its affiliation with subtler, and sometimes insidious, forms of power. As a result, she captures the range of anxieties and conflicts attending religion's secularization: denunciations of promiscuous bodies freed from patriarchal religious and political formations, correlations between secular religion and colonialist education and conversion efforts, and more recently, condemnations of the coercive and injurious force of unrestricted religious speech. Seller Inventory # BTE9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Pritchard Elizabeth
Published by Stanford University Press
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press. Condition: New. pp. 248. Seller Inventory # 58609471

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.21
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Pritchard, Elizabeth A.
Published by Stanford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9780804785761

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Elizabeth A. Pritchard
Published by Stanford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0804785767 ISBN 13: 9780804785761
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0804785767

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book