Going Public by Stephen J. Heaney

Going Public

The Reasonable Role of Religious Faith in Law & Society

by Stephen J. Heaney

The current state of the relationship between faith and reason in the law seems to be this: there are a lot of people who think there is absolutely no place in the law for faith. Three objections to giving faith a place are commonly given:

(1) For those with a positivist leaning, law cannot be based on anything outside of itself, like, say, a natural law or anything grounded in "nature and nature's God." Power is the only relevant factor.

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