n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Conceptual issues in contemporary religious freedom research : in my opinion
|Article Title||Conceptual issues in contemporary religious freedom research : in my opinion|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Affiliations||1 Hudson Institute, USA|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||7 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Adherents, Church and state, Concepts, Definitions, Methods, Religious freedom research, Religious persecution and Secular|
This article reflects on some of the conceptual and methodological problems that arose in writing some of the major current reports on religious freedom. It focuses on the questions of what is secular and religious, who is a religious adherent, what is religious freedom, and what makes persecution religious? Finally, it discusses the relation of issues of "church and state" to religious freedom.
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