Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion & Morality In Crisis
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Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion & Morality In Crisis

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In The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis, Robert George tackles the issues at the heart of the contemporary conflict of worldviews. Challenging liberalism's claim to represent the triumph of reason, George argues that on controversial issues like abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, euthanasia, same-sex unions, civil rights and liberties, and t...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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Jay Bhattacharya
This is the first book I have read by Robert George. He makes a compelling case for a natural rights interpretation of the law. Though he is Christian, his premise throughout the book is that the (small "o") orthodox Christian view of social mortality is defensible without recourse to explicitly religious argumentation or evidence. George covers a wide array of controversial topics, including homosexual marriage and abortion. Though these discussions will undoubtedly draw most readers' attention...more
"The Clash of Orthodoxies" is a collection of essays by the legal philosopher Robert P. George. There is nothing new here for anyone who has been paying attention to the evolution of social conservatism over the past twenty years, although I suppose this would be reason enough for those curious about the catholic contribution to that movement to take a look and see what the fuss is about.

To his credit, George is charitable enough to engage critics, though he is just likely as to announce that he...more
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McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. George has been called America's "most influential conservative Christian thinker."[2] He is a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Instituti...more
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