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The Resource Church, state, and the crisis in American secularism, Bruce Ledewitz

Church, state, and the crisis in American secularism, Bruce Ledewitz

Label
Church, state, and the crisis in American secularism
Title
Church, state, and the crisis in American secularism
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Ledewitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1947, the Supreme Court has promised government neutrality toward religion, but in a nation whose motto is 'In God We Trust' and which pledges allegiance to 'One Nation under God,' the public square is anything but neutral--a paradox not lost on a rapidly secularizing America and a point of contention among those who identify all expressions of religion by government as threats to a free society. Yeshiva student turned secularist, Bruce Ledewitz seeks common ground for believers and nonbelievers regarding the law of church and state. He argues that allowing government to promote higher law values through the use of religious imagery would resolve the current impasse in the interpretation of the Establishment Clause. It would offer secularism an escape from its current tendency toward relativism in its dismissal of all that religion represents and encourage a deepening of the expression of meaning in the public square without compromising secular conceptions of government"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
342.7308/52
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4865
LC item number
.L43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Church, state, and the crisis in American secularism, Bruce Ledewitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-270) and index
Contents
What we say : the supreme court's promise of government neutrality toward religion -- What we do : the failure of the supreme court to redeem the promise of government neutrality -- Why only the people and not history can resolve the establishment clause crisis -- Proposals that have failed to resolve the establishment clause crisis -- The establishment of higher law -- Using religious symbols to establish higher law -- Applying higher law in church/state issues -- The failure of secularism under the new atheism -- The new new secularism and the higher law -- Is God a universal symbol? -- The new politics of higher law secularism -- Conclusion: perfecting democracy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 282 p.
Isbn
9780253356345
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010054366
System control number
  • (OCoLC)761395853
  • (OCoLC)694566482
Label
Church, state, and the crisis in American secularism, Bruce Ledewitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-270) and index
Contents
What we say : the supreme court's promise of government neutrality toward religion -- What we do : the failure of the supreme court to redeem the promise of government neutrality -- Why only the people and not history can resolve the establishment clause crisis -- Proposals that have failed to resolve the establishment clause crisis -- The establishment of higher law -- Using religious symbols to establish higher law -- Applying higher law in church/state issues -- The failure of secularism under the new atheism -- The new new secularism and the higher law -- Is God a universal symbol? -- The new politics of higher law secularism -- Conclusion: perfecting democracy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 282 p.
Isbn
9780253356345
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010054366
System control number
  • (OCoLC)761395853
  • (OCoLC)694566482

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