Liberty of Conscience : In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
The respect for religious difference has formed the bedrock of our nation and made equality possible.
Yet today we are told that moral values",code for a government shaped by religious concerns,must be the keystone of our social compact.
A rich and compelling chronicle of an essential idea, Liberty of Conscience tells the story of America's great tradition of religious freedom.
Philosopher Martha Nussbaum's ambitious book is both a work of history and a pointed rejoinder to conservative efforts to break down barriers between church and state.