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by Sanford Levinson

  • Author: Sanford Levinson
  • ISBN: 0691023212
  • ISBN13: 978-0691023212
  • ePub: 1679 kb | FB2: 1745 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Constitutional Law
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; 2d ptg. edition (November 1, 1989)
  • Pages: 264
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Constitutional Faith ePub download

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This book examines the constitutional faith that has, since 1788, been a central component of American civil religion.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. By taking seriously the parallel between wholehearted acceptance of the Constitution and religious faith.

Sanford Victor Levinson (born June 17, 1941) is an American legal scholar, best known for his writings on constitutional law and as a professor at the University of Texas Law School. He is of Jewish heritage

Sanford Victor Levinson (born June 17, 1941) is an American legal scholar, best known for his writings on constitutional law and as a professor at the University of Texas Law School. He is of Jewish heritage. He is notable for his criticism of the United States Constitution as well as excessive presidential power and has been widely quoted on such topics as the Second Amendment, gay marriage, nominations to the Supreme Court, and other legal issues.

Constitutional Faith - Sanford Levinson. Constitutional faith. With a new afterword by the author. Princeton university press. My daughters, Meira and Rachel, provided no specific help on the book, but they nevertheless deserve mention as altogether splendid human beings.

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 Constitution and religious faith, Sanford Levinson opens up a host of intriguing questions about what it means to be American.

Constitutional Faith book. Sanford Victor Levinson is a prominent American liberal law professor and acknowledged expert on Constitutional law and legal scholar and professor of government at the University of Texas Law School.

1 online resource (xii, 262 pages) : This book examines the "constitutional faith" that has, since 1788, been a central component of American "civil religion.

Sanford Levinson's 1988 book, Constitutional Faith, described the . Constitution as America's civil religion and closed with Levinson's statement of faith in the Constitution as "a commitment to taking political conversation seriously

Sanford Levinson's 1988 book, Constitutional Faith, described the . Constitution as America's civil religion and closed with Levinson's statement of faith in the Constitution as "a commitment to taking political conversation seriously. In 2011, Levinson republished the book with an afterword in which he renounced his faith in the Constitution, denounced Americans' reverential attitude toward the document, and called for a new constitutional convention. In all other respects, however, the text of the book remains the same.

This book examines the "constitutional faith" that has, since 1788, been a centralĀ .

Visiting Professor of Law. Fall 2019. Sanford Levinson, who holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair in Law, joined the University of Texas Law School in 1980. Previously a member of the Department of Politics at Princeton University, he is also a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas.

"I found Constitutional Faith a profound and profoundly unsettling examination of the paradoxes of Constitutional history. I imagine it will be necessary reading from now on to all those readers, and not only scholars, sensitive to the delicate web of beliefs that gives cohesion to our national life and identity."--E. L. Doctorow

"The signal virtue of these fascinating travels through the metaphoric and historical life of the secular worship of the Constitution is the challenge . . . to work out the terms of one's own constitutional faith."--Michael Meltsner, The Nation

"[Levinson] brilliantly transposes his concern from the overfamiliar problem of how judges should decide cases and how they can be restrained from becoming tyrants to the question of what it means to adhere to a constitution. . . . [The book] is rich and pleasingly conversational."--Thomas Morawetz, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Sanford Levinson is a man of the left who takes patriotism seriously. In Constitutional Faith, he offers a timely meditation on exactly what, if anything, America can stand for."--Stephen Macedo, The New Republic