Religious Freedom in Canada Analytical Essay by Gus Rilles

Religious Freedom in Canada
This paper examines the 'good' of religious freedom through Stephen Nathanson's criterion of 'decent level.
# 111864 | 1,382 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | CA
Published on Feb 02, 2009 in Religion and Theology (General) , Canadian Studies (General)

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The paper discusses religious freedom in Canada through references to S. Nathanson's "decent level". The paper analyzes how Nathanson's theory applies to, or relates to, the exercise or practice of religious freedom in Canada. The paper notes that many of the arguments for equality relate to redistribution of commodities.

From the Paper:

" Nathanson accuses egalitarians of being so diverse in their approach to equality, and with conditional acceptance of some differences and outright recognition that others are inherent, that a truly egalitarian may be impossible to find. Articulating one of the very arguments I intend to build upon, Nathanson questions to what extent compromise is possible with an egalitarian, or for the application of religious compromise, beyond what point is the quicksand of perdition? This particularly engaging dimension to equality might be the rejection of equal distribution as an element of religious freedom."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baker, L. C. (2004). Equality from Theory to Action. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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  • Cotler, I. (2005, Aug 15). Constitutional Revolution, the Courts and the Pursuit of Justice. Retrieved 09 20, 2007, from Justice Canada:
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  • Hill, R. (2007, Jan 09). Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT) on Scientology: Unbiased? Retrieved Sep 20, 2007, from Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance:

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