Moderating Religious Identity and the Eclipse of Religious Wisdoms: Lessons from Hans Frei

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620668
Title:
Moderating Religious Identity and the Eclipse of Religious Wisdoms: Lessons from Hans Frei
Authors:
Fulford, Ben ( 0000-0003-2653-0790 )
Abstract:
The multivalent binary distinction between radical and moderate religion plays a key part in the rhetoric and strategy of European governments in their attempts to produce European Muslim citizens whose primary political loyalty lies with the society and state in which they live. It also plays a key part in public discourse about European Muslims and their citizenship. In what follows, I focus especially on one relatively constructive use of the distinction in the UK, offer an account of its logic through a reading of the political theology of John Locke and a critique of its effects upon a religious tradition that draws on the analysis of Hans W. Frei. Frei’s account suggests that to the extent that this logic has shaped Christian self-understanding, it tends to eclipse the wellsprings of the critically constructive engagement of Christians in the public sphere and public institutions constitutive of a pluralist, democratic society. This assessment in turn raises questions about the impact of the moderate/radical binary in respect of sources of constructive critical engagement by citizens with other religious identities.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Fulford, B. (2017). Moderating Religious Identity and the Eclipse of Religious Wisdoms: Lessons from Hans Frei. The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 15(2), 24-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
The Review of Faith and International Affairs
Publication Date:
16-Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620668
DOI:
10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Review of Faith and International Affairs on 16/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394
EISSN:
1931-7743
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorFulford, Benen
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dc.identifier.citationFulford, B. (2017). Moderating Religious Identity and the Eclipse of Religious Wisdoms: Lessons from Hans Frei. The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 15(2), 24-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620668-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Review of Faith and International Affairs on 16/06/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394en
dc.description.abstractThe multivalent binary distinction between radical and moderate religion plays a key part in the rhetoric and strategy of European governments in their attempts to produce European Muslim citizens whose primary political loyalty lies with the society and state in which they live. It also plays a key part in public discourse about European Muslims and their citizenship. In what follows, I focus especially on one relatively constructive use of the distinction in the UK, offer an account of its logic through a reading of the political theology of John Locke and a critique of its effects upon a religious tradition that draws on the analysis of Hans W. Frei. Frei’s account suggests that to the extent that this logic has shaped Christian self-understanding, it tends to eclipse the wellsprings of the critically constructive engagement of Christians in the public sphere and public institutions constitutive of a pluralist, democratic society. This assessment in turn raises questions about the impact of the moderate/radical binary in respect of sources of constructive critical engagement by citizens with other religious identities.en
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15570274.2017.1329394en
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dc.subjectTheologyen
dc.subjectFaith and Public Policyen
dc.titleModerating Religious Identity and the Eclipse of Religious Wisdoms: Lessons from Hans Freien
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