St. John Hall 204
Reading Group Discussion On
“Religiously Based Judgments and Religious
Discourse in Political Life”
Professor of Law
Monday, November 16 2009
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Room: St. John Hall 204
Please join us for a reading group discussion of a chapter from
Kent Greenawalt’s recent book, Religion and the Constitution:
Establishment and Fairness*. Participants are invited to
read Chapter 23, entitled “Religiously Based Judgments and
Religious Discourse in Political Life,” in preparation for our
discussion with Professor Greenawalt. Participants are welcome to
also read Chapter 24, entitled “Legal Enforcement of Religion-Based
Morality,” though the focus of the discussion will be on Chapter
23. Copies of both chapters will be made available in the
philosophy department. If you would like to have a copy sent to you
through campus mail please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenawalt is a professor of law at Columbia University School
of Law and Editor-in-chief of Columbia Law Review. Before joining
the Columbia faculty in 1965, he was a law clerk to the U.S.
Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan and subsequently spent part of
a summer as an attorney with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
in Jackson, Mississippi. He was President of the American Society
for Political and Legal Philosophy from 1991-93. His main interests
are in constitutional law and jurisprudence, with special emphasis
on church and state, freedom of speech, legal interpretation, and
criminal responsibility. His publications include Conflicts of
Law and Morality (1987); Religious Convictions and
Political Choice (1988); Private Consciences and Public
Reasons (1995); Religion and the Constitution, Vol.
1, Free Exercise and Fairness (2006); Vol. 2,
Establishment and Fairness (2008).
*Kent Greenawalt, Religion and the Constitution Vol. 2:
Establishment and Fairness, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 2008): 497.