Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life

A Dialogue with Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec

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Gary J. Adler
  • New York, NY: 
    Oxford University Press
    , June
     288 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


How can religion contribute to democracy in a secular age? And what can the millennia-old Catholic tradition say to church-state controversies in the United States and around the world? Secularism, Catholicism, and the Future of Public Life, organized through the work of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies (, responds to these questions by presenting a dialogue between Douglas W. Kmiec, a leading scholar of American constitutional law and Catholic legal thought, and an international cast of experts from a range of fields, including legal theory, international relations, journalism, religion, and social science.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gary J. Adler, Jr. is the Director of Research at the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and Research Scientist in the School of Religion at the University of Southern California. 


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