Category Archives: Politics

Nigerians in UK Laud Postponement, Say Its Good for Democracy

Nigerians in the UK on Sunday, commended INEC for the postponement of the general elections, and appealed for understanding from all stakeholders. Some of them who spoke to newsmen in London, unanimously agreed that the extension was in the best interest of the nation’s democracy, while urging the youths to refrain from violence. Rex Chosen, Continue Reading...

Series on Regious and Politics

1. The Standard View The standard view among political theorists, such as Robert Audi, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Larmore, Steven Macedo, Martha Nussbaum, and John Rawls is that religious reasons can play only a limited role in justifying coercive laws, as coercive laws that require a religious rationale lack moral legitimacy.[2] If the standard view is Continue Reading...

Series on Religion and Political Theory

Introduction: When the well-known political theorist Leo Strauss introduced the topic of politics and religion in his reflections, he presented it as a problem—the “theologico-political problem” he called it (Strauss 1997).[1] The problem, says Strauss, is primarily one about authority: Is political authority to be grounded in the claims of revelation or reason, Jerusalem or Continue Reading...
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