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Behind and Beyond the Return of Religion

  • Meirav Jones
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1 Michael Walzer. 1965. The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. See, p. 9, n. 15; pp. 12–13, n. 22-–24; p. 17, n. 28.

2 Michael Walzer, “Islamism and the Left,” Dissent (Winter, 2015)

3 Shea is a Christian thinker who has written extensively on the persecution of Christians from a Christian perspective. Rogers, chosen by Obama to lead a faith-based office in the White House, is known for her work as a Christian academic. Robert George is considered the most influential Catholic thinker in the United States.

4 See, for example,, and it is worth noting that this article is cited on the Becket Fund’s own website,

6 This is interesting background to Walzer’s lament, attacked by Andrew March in the Dissent exchange, that women Muslim women escaping subjugation and dissenting from religious radicalism but not from religion itself have not found open arms in the Left, and that this should be corrected.

7 John Locke, “A Letter Concerning Toleration,” in John Locke, A Letter Concerning Toleration and Other Writings, ed. Mark Goldie (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010). Online version:, accessed January 3, 2017. p. 62.

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Perspectives on Politics
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