1. Church, State, and the Crisis in American Secularism


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    Book Discussion with Bruce Ledewitz '77, Professor of Law Duquesne University School of Law with Commentary by Samuel Moyn, Professor of History, Columbia University; Irving S. Ribicoff Visiting Professor Yale Law School Yeshiva student turned secularist, Bruce Ledewitz seeks common ground for believers and nonbelievers regarding the law of church and state. He argues that allowing government to promote higher law values through the use of religious imagery would resolve the current impasse in the interpretation of the Establishment Clause. It would offer secularism an escape from its current tendency toward relativism in its dismissal of all that religion represents and encourage a deepening of the expression of meaning in the public square without compromising secular conceptions of government.

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