The Pluralist Game: Pluralism, Liberalism, and the Moral Conscience

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1995 - Social Science - 164 pages
The "pluralist game," the way in which we attempt to resolve the problems arising out of our pluralism through the political and judicial processes, necessarily engages the citizens of our society. This book brings together 14 essays from a leading Catholic political theorist to address the central issue of American theological, political, and social thought: the relationship between religion, morals, law, and public policy in a pluralistic liberal society.
 

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Contents

New Pluralism or Old Monism
Law and Morals in a Pluralist Society
7
Implications of the School Prayer and Bible Reading Decisions The Welfare State
15
The Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Religion in the United States
25
The Girl in the Glass Box
43
Natural Law and Judicial Review
49
The Pluralist Game
61
The Problem of Belief in America
79
Unity in Diversity
103
Liberalism in Root and Flower
113
Brief Essays on Liberalism and Liberty
123
Government Individualism and Mediating Communities
135
Political Choice and Catholic Conscience
147
Index
157
About the Author
163
Copyright

Our Pluralistic Society
91

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About the author (1995)

Francis Canavan, S. J. is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. He has written widely on theology and political philosophy.

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