Monthly Archives: December 2006

Discussion of Habermas’ Religion in the public sphere

“As long as secular citizens are convinced that religious traditions and religious communities are to a certain extent archaic relics of pre-modern societies that continue to exist in the present, they will understand freedom of religion as the cultural version of the conservation of a species in danger of becoming extinct.” (15)

I have just read Religion in the public sphere by J├╝rgen Habermas. In this article Habermas discusses several views on the use of religious arguments in the public sphere. It is an interesting, but contested article. Continue reading Discussion of Habermas’ Religion in the public sphere