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The Resource A culture of engagement : law, religion, and morality, Cathleen Kaveny

A culture of engagement : law, religion, and morality, Cathleen Kaveny

Label
A culture of engagement : law, religion, and morality
Title
A culture of engagement
Title remainder
law, religion, and morality
Statement of responsibility
Cathleen Kaveny
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Religious traditions in the United States have been characterized by an ongoing tension between assimilation to the broader culture, typically reflected by mainline Protestant churches, and defiant rejection of cultural incursions, as witnessed by more sectarian movements such as Mormonism and Hassidism. But legal theorist and theologian Cathleen Kaveny contends that religious traditions do not need to swim in either the Current of Openness or the Current of Identity. There is a third possibility, which she calls the Current of Engagement, which accommodates and respects tradition but which recognizes the need to interact with culture to remain relevant and to offer a prophetic critique of social and political and legal and economic practice. In fifty-six brief articles Kaveny illustrates the implications of the Current of Engagement in American public life. The articles are organized into five chapters or sections: Law as Teacher; Religious Liberty and its Limits; Conversations about Culture; Conversations about Belief; and Cases and Controversies. Kaveny provides astonishing insights into a range of hot-button issues: abortion, assisted suicide, government-sponsored torture, contraception, the Ashley Treatment, capital punishment, and the role of religious faith in a pluralistic society
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DGU/DLC
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Kaveny, Cathleen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The moral traditions series
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  • Christian ethics
  • Catholic Church
  • Law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Culture conflict
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian ethics
  • Culture conflict
  • Freedom of religion
  • Law
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • United States
Label
A culture of engagement : law, religion, and morality, Cathleen Kaveny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781626163027
Lccn
2015025211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)920671935
Label
A culture of engagement : law, religion, and morality, Cathleen Kaveny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781626163027
Lccn
2015025211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)920671935

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