Do We Still Need to Defend the Right to Say What We Disapprove?

Author Biography

Elena Stepanova, Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Elena A. Stepanova is Doctor of Philosophy and Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences (Ural Branch, Yekaterinburg). She was a visiting fellow at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and Iliff School of Theology (Denver, USA). In 2010-14 she served as the academic director of the Open Society Institute-funded seminar “Religion: Maximalism and Minimalism”. Her main research interests are tolerance, inter-confessional relations, secularism and post-secularism, theological anthropology, religion in public space, Christianity in contemporary societies.


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How to Cite
Stepanova, E. (2017). Do We Still Need to Defend the Right to Say What We Disapprove?. Changing Societies & Personalities, 1(4), 322-326. doi:10.15826/csp.2017.1.4.020