Perry, Michael J.

Religion in Politics : Constitutional and Moral Perspectives. - 1 online resource (177 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents -- Introduction: Religion in Politics -- One: The Constitutional Law of Religious Freedom -- I. Getting from There to Here -- II. Free Exercise -- III. Nonestablishment -- IV. Why Nonestablishment? -- V. Nonestablishment Conflicts -- VI. Free Exercise, Nonestablishment, and the Problem of "Accommodation" -- VII. Religion in Politics: Constitutional Perspectives -- Appendix: Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief -- Two: Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate -- I. Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate-and in Public Culture Generally -- II. Greenawalt on Religious Arguments in Public Political Debate -- III. Rawls's "Ideal of Public Reason" -- Three: Religious Arguments as a Basis of Political Choice -- I. Religious Arguments as a Basis of Political Choice -- II. Religious Arguments about Human Worth -- III. Religious Arguments about Human Well-Being -- IV. A Case in Point: Religious Arguments about the Morality of Homosexual Sexual Conduct -- V. Finnis's Secular Argument about the Morality of Homosexual Sexual Conduct -- VI. A Concluding Comment (Mainly for Theologically "Conservative" Christians) -- Appendix: Judges-A Special Case? -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z.

Written by a leading constitutional theorist, this provocative book examines a number of related, topical questions that linger behind today's headlines and issues--relevant, historic questions that seem to preoccupy the national psyche now more than ever. What role should religious arguments play in public debate about political choices? Or should they play such a role in the first place? Is it right to use religion as a basis for political decision-making? Concerned with such fundamentals as the constitutional premise that the government may not establish religion, this clearly- and thoroughly-written study will interest religious and political thinkers of all sorts, as well as students of current events and constitutional matters.


Constitutional law -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
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Law and ethics.
Religion and politics -- United States.
Religion and state -- United States.
United States -- Religion.

Electronic books.

BL65.P7 -- P47 1999