Religious Convictions and Political Choice / Edition 1

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Overview

How far may Americans properly rely on their religious beliefs when they make and defend political decisions? Are decisions based on religious convictions compatible with liberal democratic premises? Kent Greenawalt dissects such issues as abortion and animal rights to illustrate secular and religious bases for decision making, concluding that citizens cannot be expected to rely exclusively on rational, secular grounds
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"A searching, well argued, and richly suggestive treatment of the ethics of citizenship in a liberal democracy....The book contains much that is of value in basic social-political philosophy. It is also lucid, forthright, and concretely written. Given the quality of its argumentation and the importance of the issue, it is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the appropriate relation between religion and politics."--Ethics

"Lucid and important...Greenawalt has a fine way of clarifying issues and staying strictly within the limits he has set himself....The argument of the book is impressive and important for theologians and others concerned for an effective theological contribution to public debate."--Journal of Theological Studies

"Deserves its rightful place alongside the works of Rawls and Dworkin."--Northern Illinois University Law Review

"A sane book for an election year, and for decades to come."--The Christian Century

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195067798
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Lexile: 1670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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