Love and Power : The Role of Religion and Morality in American Politics
In this sequel to his Morality, Politics, and Law, Michael Perry addresses the proper relation of moral convictions to the politics of a morally pluralistic society. While his analysis focuses on religious morality, Perry's argument applies to morality generally. Contending that no justification of a contested political choice can be neutral among competing conceptions of human good, the author develops an ideal of "ecumenical politics" in which moral convictions about human good can be brought to bear in a productive way in political argument.
- Paperback | 228 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 17.8mm | 317.52g
- 01 May 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
It is an elegantly argued prescriptive message, reviewing along the way such seminal thinkers as Rawls, Rahner, Greenawalt and Schillebeeckx. * Political Studies *