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Religion as a public good Jews and other Americans on religion in the public square

Religion as a public good Jews and other Americans on religion in the public square

Author: Alan L Mittleman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. [u.a.] Rowman & Littlefield 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the often controversial topic of how religion ought to relate to American public life. The sixteen distinguished contributors, both Jewish and Christian, reflect on the topic out  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Mittleman
ISBN: 0742531252 9780742531253 0742531244 9780742531246
OCLC Number: 1075519355
Description: X, 336 S.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Liberal Social Contract and the Privatization of Religion Chapter 3 "A Proper Blessing?": The Jew and the American Public Square Chapter 4 The Theological-Political Predicament of American Jewry Chapter 5 The Probable Persistence of American Jewish Liberalism Chapter 6 The Need for a Wall Separating Church and State: Why the Establishment Clause is So Important for Jews and Why Jews are So Important for the Establishment Clause Chapter 7 American Jewry, Pre- and Post-9/11 Chapter 8 Traditional Judaism and American Citizenship Chapter 9 A Jewish Policy on Church-State Relations Chapter 10 Jewish Law and American Public Policy: A Principled Jewish Law View and Some Practical Jewish Observations Chapter 11 Religious Diversity and the Common Good Chapter 12 Religion and the Public Good Chapter 13 Judaism Influencing American Public Philosophy Chapter 14 9/11 and the Aftershocks: Rethinking American Secularism and Religious Pluralism Chapter 15 The Jew in the American Public Square Chapter 16 From China to Jersey City: Religious Pluralism, Religious Liberty, and Human Rights Chapter 17 Afterword: Looking Forward: From Jewish Interest to Judaic Principle
Responsibility: ed. by Alan Mittleman.


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These essays are a valuable contribution to a topic of significant importance to American Jews and to all who are interested in the distinctive American interplay of diverse religious traditions and Read more...

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