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The last freedom : religion from the public school to the public square

Author: Joseph P Viteritti
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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The presidency of George W. Bush has polarized the church-state debate as never before. The Far Right has been emboldened to use religion to govern, while the Far Left has redoubled its efforts to evict religion from public life entirely. Fewer people on the Right seem to respect the church-state separation, and fewer people on the Left seem to respect religion itself--still less its free exercise in any situation  Read more...
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Viteritti, Joseph P., 1946-
Last freedom.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006034332
(OCoLC)73742776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Viteritti
ISBN: 9781400827848 1400827841 1282157361 9781282157361
OCLC Number: 438701360
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 273 pages)
Contents: Fear and loathing --
Religion and public life --
Tennessee tales --
Why schools matter --
Politics, education, and religion --
Free exercise, vacated and denied --
Ageless wisdom --
American landscape --
Conscience and compromise.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Viteritti.
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Argues that there is a basic tension between religion and democracy because religion often rejects compromise as a matter of principle while democracy requires compromise to thrive. This book draws  Read more...

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