RPS 501  Politics and Theology 2 – Toleration: Liberty in the Pluralistic State

Faculty: Sean Oliver-Dee (Profile)


This course tracks developments in Western political thinking from the concept of ‘defending truth’ to the creation of ‘social harmony’ that lies at the heart of governing societies which have multiple, sometimes competing, worldviews. Theology and political theory are used to frame the debates that have developed over the past three hundred years in America and Europe. It offers historical and philosophical overviews as well as engaging with policymaker’s conceptual approaches to potential tensions.

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