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Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality

 
 
 
 
Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality
Author: Martha Nussbaum
ISBN 13: 9780465018536
ISBN 10: 46501853
Edition: First Trade Paper Edition
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $18.95
 
 

From one of America’s most distinguished moral philosophers, a sweeping historically based argument that equal respect for all citizens is the bedrock of America’s tradition of religious freedom

The New York Times - Emily Bazelon

…[a] grand and penetrating discourse on religion and American law…As a teacher and scholar of law, philosophy and religion at the University of Chicago, [Nussbaum] brings the insights of each discipline to bear on the others. And because she's attuned to the "springs of conscience" that well up from faith—Nussbaum left the Episcopal Church for Reform Judaism when she married—she can analyze some of the Supreme Court's recent jurisprudence on religion with sympathy rather than disdain for the enterprise of accommodation. She's no atheist, she's no evangelical, and she's still worried…Nussbaum's contribution is to show vividly how the equality tradition leads the court, and the rest of us, to ask the right questions. As she understands, this is what we can ask of the law.