Fundamentalism In American Religion And Law
Obama's Challenge To Patriarchy's Threat To Democracy
Argues that fundamentalism in religion and law threatens democratic values, and discusses Obama's resistance to originalism.
|Titel:||Fundamentalism In American Religion And Law|
|auteur:||Richards, David A. J.|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||01|
|Afmetingen:||241 x 160 x 28|
David A. J. Richards is Edwin D. Webb Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law, criminal law, and (with Carol Gilligan) a seminar on resisting injustice. He is the author of sixteen books, most recently Tragic Manhood and Democracy: Verdi's Voice and the Powers of Musical Art (2004); Disarming Manhood: The Roots of Ethical Resistance (2005); The Case for Gay Rights: From Bowers to Lawrence and Beyond (2005); Patriarchal Religion, Sexuality, and Gender: A Critique of New Natural Law (with Nicholas Bamforth, 2008); The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy's Future (with Carol Gilligan, 2009); and The Sodomy Cases: Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas (2009). He has served as vice president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy and was the Shikes lecturer in civil liberties at the Harvard Law School in 1998.
"[Richards is] to be congratulated for critiquing religious fundamentalism from within a religious perspective and offering alternative readings of religious tradition, rather than simply dissecting it from the outside. ... there is much to admire and chew over in this book." - Paul Horwitz, Concurring Opinions
Introduction: defining the problem; 1. The progressive recognition of human rights under American constitutional law; Part I. Fundamentalism in Law: 2. The fundamentalism of constitutional originalism; 3. The motivations of constitutional fundamentalism; Part II. Fundamentalism in Religion: 4. Fundamentalism in Roman Catholicism; 5. Fundamentalism among Protestants; 6. Mormon fundamentalism; Part III. Fundamentalism in Law and Religion: 7. Patriarchal roots of constitutional fundamentalism; 8. Fundamentalism in religion and law; Conclusion: patriarchy as the American dilemma.
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