Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rémi Brague on the Medieval Origins of Secularity

"The dividing line drawn between the Church and the State is a Christian invention that began among the Church Fathers, as a reaction against Constantine’s claim to control the Church and further culminated in medieval times," says the professor of Arabic and Religious philosophy at the Sorbonne; "Moreover, this line was drawn by the Church, not by the State" — Secularity vs secularism: an enlightening distinction.

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