The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America / Edition 2

The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America / Edition 2

by Richard John Neuhaus
     
 

The author's "central metaphor, the naked public square, refers to thepublic forum in American life, which is perceived as naked or empty because religion and religious values have been systematically excluded from consideration in the determination of public policy. {He believes that} the enemy that accomplished this, the ideology of secularism, has thus far been… See more details below

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The author's "central metaphor, the naked public square, refers to thepublic forum in American life, which is perceived as naked or empty because religion and religious values have been systematically excluded from consideration in the determination of public policy. {He believes that} the enemy that accomplished this, the ideology of secularism, has thus far been successful despite the fact that most Americans, whose ultimate values are deeply religious, never debated or assented to such an exclusion."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802800800
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
662,987
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

  1. Misreading the Signs of the Times
  2. Public Religion and Public Reason
  3. "Turning America Around"
  4. Critical Patriotism and the Civil Community
  5. The Vulnerability of the Naked Square
  6. Denying Who We Are
  7. The Morality of Compromise
  8. Private Morality, Public Virtue
  9. The Purloined Authority of the State
  10. Christendom Reconsidered
  11. Invoking the Nightmares We Fear
  12. A Proposition on Trial
  13. The Captivities of the Mainline
  14. For the World against the World
  15. Class Warfare among the Saints
  16. Law and the Experiment Renewed

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