Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral Perspectives by Michael J. Perry

Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral Perspectives

byMichael J. Perry

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Most Americans are religious believers. Among these there is disagreement about many fundamental religious/moral matters. Because the United States is both such a religious country and such a religiously pluralistic country, the issue of the proper role of religion in politics is extremelyimportant to political debate. In Religion in Politics, Michael Perry addresses a fundamental question: what role may religious arguments play, if any, either in public debate about what political choices to make or as a basis of political choice? He is principally concerned with political choices that ban or otherwise disfavorone or another sort of human conduct based on the view that the conduct is immoral. He divides the controversy into two debates: the constitutionally proper role of religious arguments in politics, and a related, but distinct, debate about the morally proper role. Perry concludes that political choices about the morality of human conduct should not be based on religion. The newest work by one of the most important constitutional theorists writing today, Religion in Politics is sure to spark a new debate on the subject.

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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 and Power (Oxford, 1991).
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Title:Religion in Politics: Constitutional and Moral PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130952

ISBN - 13:9780195130959

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"Perry presents a compelling and accessible argument for his position, and Religion in Politics merits reading by all who are interested in the role of religion in politics."--The Journal of Religion