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By Kent Greenawalt

Containing essays released in a number of journals, this publication covers a number of issues, particularly political philosophy, felony philosophy, criteria of felony interpretation, brilliant criminal ways to felony legislations, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion.

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Does the Bible or the church’s teaching tell us that God has created a full soul at the time of conception? When the central issue is put in this way, political debate about abortion will not be constructive. The interjection of religion as a central element in discussions of laws and policies is, in many countries, a stimulus to feelings of exclusion, resentment, and hostility, and to an unstable political order. A fair appraisal of the arguments for and against the use of religious convictions in political judgment and discourse should lead us to see something substantial on each side.

No existing liberal democracy fits his model perfectly. Rawls has not tried to chart the path by which 34 From the Bottom Up imperfect liberal democracies should become more nearly perfect. Still, it is clear that he thinks that western liberal democracies came close enough to his model so that much of what he says, including his ideal of public reason, has relevance for them. If an ideal liberal democracy would operate according to principles of public reason, what implications does that have for us, living in imperfect liberal democracies?

3 Neither general political philosophy nor shared premises of liberal democracy can tell us just what the role of religious convictions should be in political life. Within the United States, most citizens now subscribe to fairly traditional religious views, including belief in a loving and omnipotent God. They cannot be On Religion and Politics in Liberal Democracies 29 expected to embrace a position that denies the validity of those views. However, they can be expected to realize that many citizens will not adopt their own religious positions within the near or intermediate future.

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