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Legislating morality : pluralism and religious identity in lawmaking

Author: Lucinda J Peach
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The debate over religious lawmaking pits respect for religious pluralism against moral identity. Liberal theorists contend that religious lawmaking is generally suspect in a morally and religiously diverse polity like the United States, while communitarian theorists argue that lawmakers cannot, and should not, be expected to suppress their religious commitments in their public policy making." "Looking carefully at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucinda J Peach
ISBN: 019514371X 9780195143713
OCLC Number: 47746402
Description: viii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The dilemma of religious lawmaking --
The constitutional dimensions of religious lawmaking --
Religious lawmakers on moral identity and abortion law --
Liberal approaches to religious lawmaking --
Communitarian views of religious lawmaking --
A pragmatist approach to religious lawmaking --
A legal strategy for addressing religious lawmaking.
Responsibility: Lucinda Peach.
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An issue in American political life is the role that religion plays in public law making. Many believe that religious voices have been suppressed in public life, others argue that religion  Read more...

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