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Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life: A Dialogue with Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec

Gary J. Adler


How can religion contribute to democracy in a secular age? What can the millennia-old Catholic tradition say to Church-state controversies in the United States and globally? This book is a dialogue between Douglas W. Kmiec, a leading scholar of American constitutional law and Catholic legal thought, and experts from a range of fields and countries. The book delves into the tensions of Church-state jurisprudence, sociological changes in the practice of religion, and developments in Catholic legal thought. This diverse group provides insight for both understanding religion’s beneficial relations ... More

Keywords: Secularism, Church-state, catholicism, US constitutional law, religious freedom, religious conscience

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190205423
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary J. Adler, editor
Director of Research, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, Cambridge, MA

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Part One Secularism and Catholicism


Gary J. Adler, Jr.

Part Two Relations between Church and State

Part Three The Catholic Church, Moral Authority, and Secularism

Part Four Secularism and International Affairs


Douglas W. Kmiec

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