separationism


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separationism

(ˌsɛpəˈreɪʃənˌɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) another word for separatism
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Noun1.separationism - advocacy of a policy of strict separation of church and state
separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
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Almost as alarming is the growing isolation of Jewish separationism from the social liberalism of which it used to be a part.
Lupu, The Lingering Death of Separationism, 62 GEO.
In their view, American separationism brought about a tendency to divorce religion completely from social and political life.
He urges Baptists to avoid separationism and sectarianism and to embrace ecumenism enthusiastically, offering the wisdom of their tradition as a gift to the wider church.
See Richard Albert, "American Separationism and Liberal Democracy: The Establishment Clause in Historical and Comparative Perspective" (2005) 88:5 Marq L Rev 867 at 879.
The short postscript talks mostly about Jefferson's alleged extreme notion of church-state separationism that was enshrined into American constitutional law by the Supreme Court in the twentieth century.
79) His paean to separationism as the constitutional essence of religious freedom and religious individuality was certainly heartfelt, but it was also an idiosyncratically expansive reading of the Establishment Clause evoking some of the more extreme separationist blasts of the late Vinson and Warren Courts.
The second crisis worrying Ledewitz is his perception--and he says this as a secularist himself--that secular Americans unthinkingly endorse strict separationism, thus failing to consider or appreciate religious perspectives and insights.
On this view, both the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause were once understood primarily in terms of liberty, or separationism, or other values, but are now understood, by the courts and others, as centering on whether a law affecting religion violates principles of equality.
It has given rise to a good degree of scholarly contention, perhaps most notably regarding its negotiation of the competing claims of biological continuism and metaphysical separationism as means of conceptualizing human/animal difference.