Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith Francis J Beckwith

ISBN: 9781107112728

Published: October 31st 2015

Hardcover

240 pages


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Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith  by  Francis J Beckwith

Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith by Francis J Beckwith
October 31st 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781107112728 | 8.73 Mb

Taking Rites Seriously is about how religious beliefs and religious believers are assessed by judges and legal scholars and are sometimes mischaracterized and misunderstood by those who are critical of the influence of religion in politics or in theMoreTaking Rites Seriously is about how religious beliefs and religious believers are assessed by judges and legal scholars and are sometimes mischaracterized and misunderstood by those who are critical of the influence of religion in politics or in the formation of law. Covering three general topics reason and motive, dignity and personhood, nature and sex philosopher and legal theorist Francis J.

Beckwith carefully addresses several contentious legal and cultural questions over which religious and non-religious citizens often disagree: the rationality of religious belief, religiously motivated legislation, human dignity in bioethics, abortion and embryonic stem cell research, reproductive rights and religious liberty, evolutionary theory, and the nature of marriage. In the process, he responds to some well-known critics of public faith including Brian Leiter, Steven Pinker, Suzanna Sherry, Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, and Richard Dawkins as well as to some religiously conservative critics of secularism such as the advocates for intelligent design



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