Under God?: Religious Faith And Liberal Democracy by Michael J. PerryUnder God?: Religious Faith And Liberal Democracy by Michael J. Perry

Under God?: Religious Faith And Liberal Democracy

byMichael J. Perry

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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.
Title:Under God?: Religious Faith And Liberal DemocracyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521532175

ISBN - 13:9780521532174

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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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"Perry has written a sane, lucid, prudent, wise and moderate volume. It makes good political sense" The Journal of Religion Ashley Woodiwiss, Wheaton College