Book Talk: Church, State and the Crisis in American Secularism
Meet the author, Bruce Ledewitz, and listen to a discussion of his new book, Church, State and the Crisis in American Secularism
Yeshiva student turned secularist, Bruce Ledewitz seeks common ground for believers and nonbelievers regarding the law of church and state. He argues that allowing government to promote higher law values through the use of religious imagery would resolve the current impasse in the interpretation of the Establishment Clause. It would offer secularism an escape from its current tendency toward relativism in its dismissal of all that religion represents and encourage a deepening of the expression of meaning in the public square without compromising secular conceptions of government.