Piety, Politics, and Pluralism

Piety, Politics, and Pluralism

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Is liberal democracy hostile to religion or is it compatible with the rights of believers? Prominant scholars analyze the controversy about religious freedom by examining two areas at the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary American society: the Supreme Court's 1990 decision in Oregon versus Smith and the events of the 2000 presidential campaign. Americans must work continually to reconcile religious commitment and political obligation.Lieberman was the first Jew ever to run for national office on the ticket of a major political party. ... Bill Clintona#39;s efforts to fashion a more centrist aquot;New Democraticaquot; Party and in 1995 was named chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.

Title:Piety, Politics, and Pluralism
Author:Mary C. Segers
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2002


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