The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, La Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects''

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Since the Age of Enlightenment, France has upheld clear constitutional guidelines that protect human rights and religious freedom. Today, however, intolerant attitudes and discriminatory practices towards unconventional faiths have become acceptable and even institutionalized in public life. Susan Palmer offers an insightful examination of France's most stigmatized new religions, or "sectes," and the public management of religious and philosophical minorities by the state. The New Heretics of France tracks the mounting ...

The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, La Republique, and the Government-Sponsored ''War on Sects'' 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199735211

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