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The Resource Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality, Martha C. Nussbaum

Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality, Martha C. Nussbaum

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Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality
Title
Liberty of conscience
Title remainder
in defense of America's tradition of religious equality
Statement of responsibility
Martha C. Nussbaum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 worth of citizens who hold different religious beliefs, or no beliefs. Others, meanwhile, seek to curtail the influence of religion in public life in a way that is itself unbalanced and unfair. Such partisan efforts, Nussbaum argues, violate the spirit of our Constitution. This is a historical and conceptual study of the American tradition of religious freedom. Weaving together political history, philosophical ideas, and key constitutional cases, it is a chronicle of an ideal of equality that has always been central to our history but is now in danger.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nussbaum, Martha Craven
Dewey number
323.44/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL640
LC item number
.N87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of religion
  • United States
  • Godsdienstvrijheid
  • Gelijkheid
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Religionsfreiheit
  • USA
  • USA
  • Religionsfrihet
  • Freedom of religion
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Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality, Martha C. Nussbaum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-394) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Toward an "overlapping consensus"?
Control code
ocn173243801
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780465018536
Lccn
2007038176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o173243801
  • (OCoLC)173243801
Label
Liberty of conscience : in defense of America's tradition of religious equality, Martha C. Nussbaum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- Toward an "overlapping consensus"?
Control code
ocn173243801
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780465018536
Lccn
2007038176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o173243801
  • (OCoLC)173243801

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