Piety, Politics, and Pluralism (Paperback)

Religion, the Courts, and the 2000 Election

By Mary Segers

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9780742515154, 264pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2002

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Piety, Politics, and Pluralism skillfully confronts the question: Is liberal democracy hostile to religion or is it compatible with the rights of believers? Prominent scholars analyze the controversy about religious freedom by examining two areas at the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary American society: the Supreme Court's 1990 decision in Oregon v. Smith and the events of the 2000 presidential campaign. Their essays remind us that in an increasingly pluralistic society, Americans must work continually to reconcile religious commitment and political obligation. Piety, Politics, and Pluralism is a groundbreaking work that will be indispensable to students of religion and politics, American politics, and constitutional law.

About the Author

Mary C. Segers is professor of political science at Rutgers University.