Date Thesis Awarded

6-2008

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

Joel D. Schwartz

Committee Member

John Baltes

Committee Member

Alan Meese

Abstract

My thesis seeks to examine John Rawls' concept of public reason as it applies to religion. Whereas Rawls feared that the inclusion of religious premises into public debate would generate polarization and a failure to generate compromise, I argue that the participation of faith traditions (such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or the Methodist Church) in political discourse can be beneficial to a liberal democracy rather than destructive to it.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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