Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral Perspectives [NOOK Book]

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In this book, Michael Perry addresses several fundamental questions about the proper role of religion in the politics of a liberal democracy, which is a central, recurring issue in the politics of the United States. The controversy about religion in politics comprises both constitutional and moral questions. According to the constitutional law of the United States, government may not "establish" religion. Given this "nonestablishment" requirement, what role (if any) is it constitutionally permissible for religion...
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Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral Perspectives

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Overview

In this book, Michael Perry addresses several fundamental questions about the proper role of religion in the politics of a liberal democracy, which is a central, recurring issue in the politics of the United States. The controversy about religion in politics comprises both constitutional and moral questions. According to the constitutional law of the United States, government may not "establish" religion. Given this "nonestablishment" requirement, what role (if any) is it constitutionally permissible for religion to play in the politics of the United States? Does a legislator or other public official, or even an ordinary citizen, violate the nonestablishment requirement by presenting a religious argument in public debate about what political choice to make? Not every liberal democracy is constitutionally committed to an ideal of nonestablishment. Even in the absence of such a constitutional requirement, however, fundamental political-moral questions remain. Is it morally appropriate for citizens - in particular, legislators and other public officials - to present religious arguments about the morality of human conduct in public political debate? Is it morally appropriate for them to rely on such arguments in making a political choice? In addressing these and other questions, Perry criticizes recent work by Kent Greenawalt, John Rawls, and John Finnis.
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Perry (law, Northwestern) directs his arguments toward two audiences: to religious nonbelievers he addresses the argument that it is not merely permissible but important that religious arguments about the morality of human conduct be presented in public political debate; to religious believers<-->especially Christians<-->he addresses his argument that in making a political choice about the morality of human conduct, legislators and others should not rely on a religious argument unless a persuasive secular argument reaches the same conclusion. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198026648
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 230 KB

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Michael J. Perry is the Howard J. Trienens Chair in Law at Northwestern University. Among his numerous writings are The Constitution in the Courts (Oxford, 1994) and Love & Power (Oxford, 1991).

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Table of Contents

Introduction / Religion in Politics 3
1 The Constitutional Law of Religious Freedom 9
2 Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate 43
3 Religious Arguments as a Basis of Political Choice 63
Notes 105
Index 159
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