Author Stephen Carter To Talk About Wrongs, Rights of Religion in Politics
WHO: Author Stephen L. Carter
WHAT: Lecture & book signing on "Gods Name in Vain:
The Rights and Wrongs of Religion in Politics"
Stephen Carter, author of the best-selling "The Culture of Disbelief,"
redefines the role of religion in politics in his new book, "God's
Name in Vain: The Rights and Wrongs of Religion in Politics." He
points out that American politics is unimaginable without its religious
voices. From abolitionist sermons to presidential candidates' confessions,
Carter illustrates the ways in which religion and politics do and do
not mesh well, and the ways in which spiritual perspectives make vital
contributions to our national debates.
While the book defends political involvement of the religious, it also
warns that such involvement does need sensible limits. Carter offers
examples of principled and prophetic religious activism of those who
have chosen God before country.
Carter also is the author of "Reflections of an Affirmative Action
Baby," "Integrity" and "Civility." He appears
regularly on national news media and his writings in national magazines
and newspapers. He is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at
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