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How Religion re-entered the Public Political Sphere

A Western Approach

Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin

In the realm of political theology there are two concepts of sovereignty, a political and a spiritual one. Both still play a substantial role in the modern secular states, especially since religion is no longer tamed as a private concern. This development produces a new meta-narrative of salvation history and religion which shows the changes in the relationship between religion and politics.

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