David M. Smolin

October 4, 2018

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Political and philosophical theorists have often advocated for
the exclusion of some or all religious perspectives from full
participation in politics. Such approaches create criteria—such as
public accessibility, public reason, or secular rationale—to
legitimate such exclusion. During the 1990s I argued, as an
evangelical Christian, against such exclusionary theories,
defending the rights to full and equal political participation by
evangelical Christians, traditionalist Roman Catholics, and any
others who would be restricted by such criteria.