The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis

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ISI Books, Sep 1, 2002 - Political Science - 399 pages
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In The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis, Robert George tackles the issues at the heart of the contemporary conflict of worldviews. Challenging liberalism's claim to represent the triumph of reason, George argues that on controversial issues like abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, same-sex unions, civil rights and liberties, and the place of religion in public life, traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs are rationally superior to their secular liberal alternatives.

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This author is an amazing writer and makes one literally want to take up the classics. I think I may be going back to college when I retire to study them. That is how inspiring this book is. This book ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He has served on the US President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. He is currently chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is a former Judicial Fellow of the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. His authored publications include Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1993); In Defense of Natural Law (1999); and What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, with Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson (2012). His articles and review essays have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Review of Politics, the Review of Metaphysics, and the American Journal of Jurisprudence. He has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, First Things, the Boston Review, The New Criterion, and the Times Literary Supplement.

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