Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life: A Dialogue with Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec

Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life: A Dialogue with Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec

by Gary J. Adler (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190205430
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gary J. Adler, Jr. is the Director of Research at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and Research Scientist in the School of Religion at the University of Southern California.

Douglas W. Kmiec is the Caruso Family Chair at Pepperdine School of Law. He has served in the Office of Legal Counsel for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and more recently as the U.S. Ambassador to Malta for President Barack Obama.

Table of Contents

Preface - J. Bryan Hehir

Part One: Secularism and Catholicism
Introduction: Secularism, Democracy, and Catholicism - Gary J. Adler, Jr.
Secularism Crucified? - Douglas W. Kmiec

Part Two: Relations Between Church and State
Proposal for a Theoretical Linchpin for Church-State Relations - Michael Anderheiden
Secularism Resurrected? The European Court of Human Rights after Lautsi - Geoffrey R. Watson

Part Three: The Catholic Church, Moral Authority, and Secularism
Public Religion, Secularism, and the Ethos of Love - Hans Joas
The Secularization of Sin and the New Geo-Religious Politics of the Vatican - Massimo Franco

Part Four: Secularism and International Affairs
Religion, Secularism, and Social Justice Beyond the Nation-State - Erin K. Wilson
A Strategic Perspective for a New Era in Euro-Mediterranean Relations: Religion, Immigration, and a Post-Arab Spring World - Stephen Calleya

Epilogue
The Future of Secularism in Public Religious Life: The Author's Response - Douglas W. Kmiec

Index

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