Neutrality has been the central but embattled ideal in the modern jurisprudence of religious freedom. Andrew Koppelman offers the most serious and sophisticated defense of that ideal now available. For anyone interested in these important debates, this book is not recommended reading: it is required. (Steven D. Smith, University of San Diego)
This is an exceptionally valuable work. Koppelman persuasively argues why viewing neutrality as an ideal can have more significant practical consequences than arguing for a specific sort of legal neutrality. All law and religion scholars will have to address Koppelman's arguments. (Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University)
Andrew Koppelman is one of the most thoughtful law-and-religion scholars in America, and this book is an impressive accomplishment. Koppelman shows how a secular political community can and must respect the consciences of persons of all faiths and none, while seeing the search for religious truth as a special, and especially important, human good. (Richard Garnett, University of Notre Dame)
About the Author
Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern University.