Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral Perspectives

Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral Perspectives

by Michael J. Perry

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198026648
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 247 KB

About 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).

Table of Contents

Introduction / Religion in Politics 3(6)
One / The Constitutional Law of Religious Freedom
9(34)
I. Getting from There to Here
10(2)
II. Free Exercise
12(2)
III. Nonestablishment
14(2)
IV. Why Nonestablishment?
16(4)
V. Nonestablishment Conflicts
20(5)
VI. Free Exercise, Nonestablishment, and the Problem of "Accommodation"
25(5)
VII. Religion in Politics: Constitutional Perspectives
30(8)
Appendix: Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief
38(5)
Two / Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate
43(20)
I. Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate--and in Public Culture Generally
44(5)
II. Greenawalt on Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate
49(5)
III. Rawls's "Ideal of Public Reason"
54(9)
Three / Religious Arguments as a Basis of Political Choice
63(42)
I. Religious Arguments as a Basis of Political Choice
64(2)
II. Religious Arguments about Human Worth
66(6)
III. Religious Arguments about Human Well-Being
72(10)
IV. A Case in Point: Religious Arguments about the Morality of Homosexual Sexual Conduct
82(3)
V. Finnis's Secular Argument about the Morality of Homosexual Sexual Conduct
85(11)
VI. A Concluding Comment (Mainly for Theologically "Conservative" Christians)
96(6)
Appendix: Judges--A Special Case?
102(3)
Notes 105(54)
Index 159

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