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The religious test : why we must question the beliefs of our leaders, Damon Linker

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The religious test : why we must question the beliefs of our leaders
Title
The religious test
Title remainder
why we must question the beliefs of our leaders
Statement of responsibility
Damon Linker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The freshest and most intellectually stimulating book on church and state to be published in some time."---Mark Lilla, author of The Stillborn God --
  • The Constitution states that "no religious test" may keep a candidate from aspiring to political office. Yet, since John F. Kennedy used the phrase to deflect concerns about his Catholicism, the public has largely avoided probing candidates' religious beliefs. Is it true, however, that a candidate's religious convictions should be off-limits to public scrutiny? --
  • Damon Linker doesn't think so, and here he outlines the various elements of religious belief---including radical atheism---that are simply incompatible with high office, and sometimes even active citizenship, in a democracy. He enlightens us to the complicated interrelations between churches and states, consistently applying a political litmus test to a range of theological views. He clearly explains, among other topics, why the government in a religiously tolerant society must not promote a uniform code of ethics and behavior; why the conviction that America is worthy of divine attention is dangerous; and why the liberal position on the political deregulation of sex is our nation's only hope for conciliation. --
  • In this provocative, hard-hitting manifesto, Linker exhorts both believers and atheists to scrutinize carefully the leaders we all must share. --
  • "A literate and stirring defense of pluralism as a prerequisite of decent politics....Deeply thoughtful."---Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties and coauthor of The Chosen Peoples --
  • "A sensitive, probing, and important new vision of the place of belief in an open and tolerant public square."---Isaac Kramnick, author of The Godless Constitution --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Linker, Damon
Dewey number
201/.72
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.L554 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion and politics
  • Religious tolerance
  • United States
Label
The religious test : why we must question the beliefs of our leaders, Damon Linker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
601095407
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780393067958
Lccn
2010020647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)601095407
Label
The religious test : why we must question the beliefs of our leaders, Damon Linker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
601095407
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9780393067958
Lccn
2010020647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)601095407

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