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The “Constitution” in American Civil Religion

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter elaborates on the variety of “constitutional faiths.” It discusses the parallels between Protestant and Catholic approaches to Christian doctrine and “protestant” and “catholic” modes of ... More


The Moral Dimension of Constitutional Faith

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the relationship between the Constitution—and the sovereign people ostensibly represented in its terms—and morality. Constitution faith requires the linkage of law and morality ... More


Constitutional Faith

Sanford Levinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book examines the “constitutional faith” that has, since 1788, been a central component of American “civil religion.” By taking seriously the parallel between wholehearted acceptance of the ... More


Constitutional “Attachment”: Identifying the Content of One’s Commitment

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 considered the merits of loyalty oaths in general. It left unexamined an assumption of the debate about requiring such oaths—that they have some genuine content. This chapter examines that ... More


The Law School, the Faith Community, and the Professing of Law

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The previous chapters traced some of the implications of treating law as a quasi-religious system. This chapter develops another aspect of the religious analogy through the self-conscious examination ... More


Loyalty Oaths: The Creedal Affirmations of Constitutional Faith

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents an extended treatment of our feelings about a variety of oaths and affirmations. Oaths are a mixture of pure form and substantive content. Their formal nature may remind us of ... More


Conclusion: Adding One’s Signature to the Constitution

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter attempts to formulate an answer to the question regarding constitutional faith: To leap or not to leap? It returns to the Second Bank of the United States and the bicentennial exhibit, ... More


Introduction

Sanford Levinson

in Constitutional Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152400
eISBN:
9781400839872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152400.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to clarify the ambiguities of constitutional faith, i.e., wholehearted attachment to the Constitution as the center one’s (and ... More


Illiberal Liberalism

Liav Orgad

in The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199668687
eISBN:
9780191748721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668687.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Cultural defense policies create a Paradox of Liberalism. Liberal democracies, in order to protect what they perceive as a liberal regime, resort to illiberal means that violate the same values they ... More


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