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Legislating Morality: Pluralism and Religious Identity in Lawmaking

Lucinda Peach


This book examines the place of religion in political life. It considers the problems that may arise between religious beliefs and lawmaking. It discusses the liberal and communitarian proposals for addressing the dilemma of religious lawmaking, focusing on theories of Kent Greenawalt and George Herbert Mead. It then proposes an alternative legal strategy for religious lawmaking that is based on an expanded test for Establishment Clause violations. The strategy invalidates religiously influenced laws in a limited range of circumstances when Establishment Concerns are present, and when infringe ... More

Keywords: religious lawmaking, religion, politics, liberal approach, communitarian approach

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195143713
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/019514371X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucinda Peach, author
American University