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Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The founders of the United States overcame religious intolerance in favor of a constitutional order dedicated to fair treatment for people's deeply held conscientious beliefs. This respect for religious difference, scholar Nussbaum writes, formed our democracy. Yet today there are signs that this legacy is misunderstood. The prominence of a particular type of Christianity in our public life suggests the unequal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780465051649 0465051642 9780465018536 046501853X
OCLC Number: 173243801
Description: viii, 406 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : a tradition under threat --
Living together : the roots of respect --
Proclaiming equality : religion in the new nation --
The struggle over accommodation --
Fearing strangers --
The establishment clause : school prayer, public displays --
Aid to sectarian schools : the search for fairness --
Contemporary controversies : the pledge, evolution, imagination, gay marriage, fear of Muslims --
Conclusion : toward an "overlapping consensus"?
Responsibility: Martha C. Nussbaum.
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Presents an historical and conceptual study of the great tradition of religious freedom at the heart of the American system. Weaving together political history, philosophical ideas and key  Read more...

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