Belief or Nonbelief?: A Confrontation by Umberto Eco, Carlo Maria Martini

By Umberto Eco, Carlo Maria Martini

One is the liked writer of "The identify of the Rose", a celebrated student, thinker, and self-declared secularist; the opposite is a preeminent clergyman and a revered specialist at the New testomony. during this intellectually stimulating discussion, frequently antagonistic yet those nice males, who stand on contrary aspects of the church door, speak about the most debatable problems with our day, together with the apocalypse, abortion, girls within the clergy, and ethics. For believers and nonbelievers alike, the result's either edifying and illuminating.

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Part IV of the volume examines recent constitution-writing exercises in the contemporary Middle East: Israel, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. The part begins with a chapter (Chapter 11) that focuses on the recent attempt to draft a formal constitution for the state of Israel in 2003–2006. Constitution-drafting was initiated by a civil society campaign, which was taken up by a standing parliamentary committee (on law, constitution, and justice) and resulted in the production of a draft that included multiple versions of contested provisions.

In Morocco, the constitution-drafting process was undertaken by a committee appointed by the king, and the core issues that it addressed on religion–state relations concerned the role of shari’a, the religious authorities of the monarchy, and protections for religious minorities. Mednicoff argues that the events of 2011 moved legal norms generally, and constitutions in particular, to the forefront of broader Arab political discourse, with great popular hope placed on how new constitutions might balance political tensions, especially with respect to Islam and minority religious rights.

Landau, David. 2013. ” Alabama Law Review 64 (5): 923–980. Lerner, Hanna. 2011. Making Constitutions in Deeply Divided Societies. Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press. Lijphart, Arend. 2004. ” Journal of Democracy 15 (2): 96–109. ). 2014. Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Negretto, Gabriel L. 2013. Making Constitutions: Presidents, Parties and Institutional Choices in Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 26 as l i u¨ .

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