Love and Power: The Role of Religion and Morality in American Politics

Love and Power: The Role of Religion and Morality in American Politics

by Michael J. Perry
     
 

In this sequel to his Morality, Politics, and Law, Michael J. Perry addresses the proper relation of moral convictions to the politics of a morally pluralistic society. While his analysis focuses on religious morality, Perry's argument applies to morality generally. Contending that no justification of a contested political choice can be neutral among competing… See more details below

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In this sequel to his Morality, Politics, and Law, Michael J. Perry addresses the proper relation of moral convictions to the politics of a morally pluralistic society. While his analysis focuses on religious morality, Perry's argument applies to morality generally. Contending that no justification of a contested political choice can be neutral among competing conceptions of human good, the author develops an ideal of "ecumenical politics" in which moral convictions about human good can be brought to bear in a productive way in political argument. Love and Power will be of interest to political theorists, religious ethicists, and legal scholars, as well as to students of the Constitution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083552
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile:
1600L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1.Neutral Politics8
2.Politics and the Question of the "Truly, Fully" Human29
3.Ecumenical Politics43
4.Rationality, Truth, and Critique52
5.Religion and Morality66
6.Ecumenical Political Dialogue83
7.Ecumenical Political Tolerance128
Conclusion139
Notes146
Index209

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