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Philosophical Reflections On Religion, Politics And Law: An Introduction

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Secularization and modernization have made modern man defenceless against spiritual temptations promising salvation and bliss in this world. Large-scale migration is an important phenomenon of globalization nowadays. Regardless of the causes for it, be it oppression (as in Voegelin's case) or poverty, its consequences are felt everywhere. The prevailing legal and political philosophy of political liberalism, with its emphasis on individual human rights, the rule of law and the separation of powers, did quite well under traditional monocultural conditions. The problem of religion and order in society turns out to be a problem of the order of the soul. Man's religiousness, his quest for meaning within a larger whole of which he forms an integral part, is something too important to be left to theologians and scientists of religion alone.

Keywords: political philosophy; religion; secularization



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