Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life
A Dialogue with Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec
Edited by Gary J. Adler, Jr.
Reviews and Awards
"Arguably the most important and worthwhile volume on church-state relations and religion in the public square published in recent years, this book offers multiple and competing expert perspectives on several critical constitutional questions, supplies fresh empirical data on major religious freedom controversies, and spotlights potential common ground on today's most highly contentious issues. For First Amendment scholars, journalists who cover religion, and interested citizens of whatever faith or of no faith, this well-edited and engaging book is truly must reading." --John J. DiIulio, Jr., Frederic Fox Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, University of Pennsylvania and Former Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
"A superb addition to the growing consensus that requires much more than mere toleration of one another's distinct approaches to an often hidden God. Kmiec and his partners in this dialogue show us how to attain to careful respect for important differences in our approaches to God and to what that means in our daily lives." --Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Professor of Law, Valparaiso University