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Liberty of Conscience

Martha Nussbaum

Liberty of Conscience

Martha Nussbaum

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In one of the great triumphs of the colonial and Revolutionary periods, the founders of the future United States overcame religious intolerance in favor of a constitutional order dedicated to fair treatment for people's deeply held conscientious beliefs. It granted equal liberty of conscience to all and took a firm stand against religious establishment. This respect for religious difference, acclaimed scholar Martha 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. Other people, 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. "Liberty of Conscience" is a historical and conceptual study of the American tradition of religious freedom

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In one of the great triumphs of the colonial and Revolutionary periods, the founders of the future United States overcame religious intolerance in favor of a constitutional order dedicated to fair treatment for people's deeply held conscientious beliefs. It granted equal liberty of conscience to all and took a firm stand against religious establishment. This respect for religious difference, acclaimed scholar Martha 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. Other people, 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. "Liberty of Conscience" is a historical and conceptual study of the American tradition of religious freedom
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  • Catalogue Code 273304
  • Product Code 9780465051649
  • ISBN 0465051642
  • EAN 9780465051649
  • Pages 416
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Basic Books Aud
  • Publication Date Feb 2008
  • Dimensions 238 x 167 x 34 mm
  • Weight 0.727kg

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