Under God?: Religious Faith and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

Under God?: Religious Faith and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

by Michael J. Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521532175

ISBN-13: 9780521532174

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Michael J. Perry has become well-known as a commentator on the role of faith in the public life of a liberal democracy over the past twelve years. Perry argues in this new book that political reliance on religious faith violates neither the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution nor, more broadly, the morality of liberal democracy. However, he also

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Overview

Michael J. Perry has become well-known as a commentator on the role of faith in the public life of a liberal democracy over the past twelve years. Perry argues in this new book that political reliance on religious faith violates neither the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution nor, more broadly, the morality of liberal democracy. However, he also believes that religious believers sometimes have good reasons to be wary about relying on religious beliefs in making political decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521532174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Mainly for the Agnostics and the Exclusionists: 1. What does the Establishment Clause forbid? Reflections on the constitutionality of school vouchers; 2. Why political reliance on religiously grounded morality does not violate the establishment clause; 3. Why political reliance on religiously grounded morality is not illegitimate in a liberal democracy; Part II. Mainly for the Agnostics and the Inclusionists, Especially Inclusionists Who are Religious Believers: 4. Christians, the Bible, and same-sex unions: an argument for political self-restraint; 5. Catholics, the Magisterium, and same-sex unions: an argument for independent judgment. 6. Religion, politics, and abortion.

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