Freedom of religion, a cultural issue in the clash of civilizations

  • Stefan Bratosin Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France, Route de Mende, 34199 Cedex 5 & IARSIC-CORHIS EA 7400.
Keywords: religious liberty, culture, symbolic forms, Signsof the Times, clash of civilizations


The article reproduces the partial results of a research that shows that religious freedom is a cultural issue. It demonstrates that freedom of religion is gained or lost in a culture long before this culture can constitute the origins of a civilization. The objective is to explain how freedom of region gains meaning in the cultural context practiced by the journalists of the American journal "Signs of the Times".