In God and the Public Square, Elijah Dann discusses the central issues on the forefront of ethical debate among Christian conservatives in North America. He discusses the hot-button issues of the day, including same-sex marriage, abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia, and the role of religion in politics. Dann offers a calculated response to the conservative Christian right's viewpoint and discusses the various obstacles that stand in the way of using religious values as the basis for public policy and legislation.
Elijah Dann is a visiting research fellow for the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Is Our Country Christian? Chapter 3 2. Same-Sex Marriage Chapter 4 3. Abortion Chapter 5 4. Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Chapter 6 5. Euthanasia
This is a thoughtful book on difficult topics that deserves a wide readership by people of all convictions. -- Michael Ruse, Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University In this thoughtful book, G. Elijah Dann offers a wide range of hermeneutic, historic, and theological arguments against those conservative Christians who still pretend to impose fundamentalism over our public life. Together with a rigorous philosophic-theological analysis of current issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and euthanasia, the author also narrates how he reevaluated his own Christian fundamentalist world view. Both the analysis and personal experience this text expose are essential for anyone interested in religion's role within our contemporary society. -- Santiago Zabala, ICREA, University of Barcelona, ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University
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GOD & THE PUBLIC SQUARE