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Constitutional faith

Author: Sanford Levinson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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"The book is intended to make clearer the ambiguities of "constitutional faith," i.e. wholehearted attachment to the Constitution as the center of one's (and ultimately the nation's) political life."--The introduction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford Levinson
ISBN: 9780691152400 0691152403
OCLC Number: 751740594
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The "Constitution" in American civil religion --
The moral dimension of constitutional faith --
Loyalty oaths : the creedal affirmations of constitutional faith --
Constitutional "attachment" : identifying the content of one's commitment --
The law school, the faith community, and the professing of law --
Conclusion : adding one's signature to the Constitution.
Responsibility: by Sanford Levinson.

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Examines the "constitutional faith" that has, since 1788, been a central component of American "civil religion". By taking the parallel between wholehearted acceptance of the Constitution and  Read more...

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Winner of the 1989 Scribes Book Award, American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects "The signal virtue of these fascinating travels through the metaphoric and historical life of the secular worship Read more...

 
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