Robert George
Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

Liberalism and Catholicism in the Public Square

In the modern disputes over “life issues,” such as abortion and infanticide, cloning and embryo-destructive research, and physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as issues pertaining to sex, marriage, and family life, what principles and norms can be reasonably affirmed both by religious believers and unbelievers? Robert P. George examines the answers that modern liberalism and catholicism provide to that question. He draws on the work of the two chief philosophers of modern liberalism, John Rawl and J?rgen Habermas, and on the Catholic doctrine of natural law.

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