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Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance

Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance Reviews Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. By Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini. New York University Press, 2002. xiv +154 pages. $40.00 cloth; $17.00 paper. Jakobsen and Pellegrini offer an extended essay on the nature of “tolerance” with respect to religious and sexual minorities. Tolerance, they argue, is a “disabling structure” (p. 53) that should be replaced with freedom and equality. In their chapter entitled “What’s Wrong with Tolerance?” the authors outline problems with the concept of tolerance. For example, tolerance does not overcome the problem of hatred because it maintains the same deep structure of “us vs. them” that undergirds hatred itself. As a second surface manifestation of the underlay, “tolerance establishes a hierarchical relation between a dominant center and its margins” (p. 46). This structural inequality then, “sets up a political culture in which extremism, rather than injustice, is the major problem to be addressed in public life” (p. 53). 139 Nova Religio That is, responses to acts of hatred get read as their polar opposite. Hatred and antihatred, bashing and bashing back, are placed at the extremes because tolerance has claimed the moderate middle. Injustice remains unaddressed because fighting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nova Religio University of California Press

Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance

Nova Religio , Volume 10 (3) – Feb 1, 2007

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1092-6690
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10.1525/nr.2007.10.3.139
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Reviews Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. By Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini. New York University Press, 2002. xiv +154 pages. $40.00 cloth; $17.00 paper. Jakobsen and Pellegrini offer an extended essay on the nature of “tolerance” with respect to religious and sexual minorities. Tolerance, they argue, is a “disabling structure” (p. 53) that should be replaced with freedom and equality. In their chapter entitled “What’s Wrong with Tolerance?” the authors outline problems with the concept of tolerance. For example, tolerance does not overcome the problem of hatred because it maintains the same deep structure of “us vs. them” that undergirds hatred itself. As a second surface manifestation of the underlay, “tolerance establishes a hierarchical relation between a dominant center and its margins” (p. 46). This structural inequality then, “sets up a political culture in which extremism, rather than injustice, is the major problem to be addressed in public life” (p. 53). 139 Nova Religio That is, responses to acts of hatred get read as their polar opposite. Hatred and antihatred, bashing and bashing back, are placed at the extremes because tolerance has claimed the moderate middle. Injustice remains unaddressed because fighting

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Published: Feb 1, 2007

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