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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date April 1, 1988
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691077697
ISBN-10 069107769X
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Original list price $47.50
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Argues that the Constitution serves as the focus of a civil religion and discusses the Constitution's components and interpretation
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"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




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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (August 22, 2011)
9780691152400 | details & prices | 262 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.95
Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (November 1, 1989)
9780691023212 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $37.50
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