Under God?: Religious Faith and Liberal Democracy
Over the past twelve years, Michael J. Perry's has become well-known as a trenchant commentator on the role of faith in the public life of a liberal democracy. In this new book, Perry argues that political reliance on religious faith violates neither the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution nor, more broadly, the morality of liberal democracy. Nonetheless, Perry argues, religious believers sometimes have good reasons to be wary about relying on religious beliefs in making political decisions. Along the way, Perry thoughtfully addresses contemporary issues like school vouchers, same-sex marriage, and abortion.
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