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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 62 No 1 (2016), 11–21

Náboženské symboly a náboženská svoboda v sekulární Evropě

[Religious Symbols and Religious Freedom in the Secular Europe]

Kateřina Děkanovská

announced: 23. 05. 2016


This article applies the perspective of Religious Sciences to the topic of what is the relation between religion and secular society in Europe. Particularly, it sets a basic typology of religious symbols and explains its meanings and dynamics. Similarly, it shows the secular alternative – symbols of secularism with latent sacred meaning. Finally, the author discusses the current relation between European secular majority and religious minority in context of the struggle for democracy, social as well as personal freedom and recent rise of extremism presented as religious.

keywords: religion; secularism; religious symbols; freedom of religions and beliefs náboženství; sekularismus; náboženské symboly; svoboda náboženství a vyznání

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