MSU College of Law Prof Frank S. Ravitch presents Freedom’s Edge

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Schuler Books & Music
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Freedom's Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781316611555
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Published: Cambridge University Press - September 8th, 2016

“Religious freedom and sexual freedom are not perennial enemies that must vanquish the other in order to flourish, Frank Ravitch shows. They are two of many fundamental freedoms that can coexist in a democratic society committed to justice and liberty for all. This crisply written expert guide uses compelling case studies and comprehensive legal analysis to coax radical culture warriors away from their legal brinkmanship and toward a more humane and enduring modus vivendi.” -- John Witte, Jr, Emory University

Freedom's Edge explains the law of religious freedom and sexual freedom in an accessible way and argues for finding common ground that maximizes protections on both sides of the culture wars. It is written for a general audience, and will also be useful to a wide range of academic audiences.

Meet MSU Professor of Law Frank S. Ravitch as he discusses his book, Freedom’s Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of America. Freedom's Edge takes the reader directly into the heart of the debate over the relationship between religious freedom and LGBT and reproductive rights. The book explains these complex areas of law in an accessible way and guides the reader through what is at stake in the battle to protect each of these rights. The book argues that religious freedom and sexual freedom share some common elements, and that in most contexts t is possible to protect both. Freedom's Edge provides a road map for finding common ground and maximizing freedoms on both sides.

About the Author

Frank S. Ravitch is Professor of Law and the Walter H. Stowers Chair in Law and Religion at the Michigan State University College of Law, and Director of the Kyoto, Japan Summer Program. He is the author of several books, including Marketing Creation: The Law and Intelligent Design (Cambridge, 2011) and Masters of Illusion: The Supreme Court and the Religion Clauses (2007). He is the co-author, with the late Boris Bittker and Scott Idleman, of the first comprehensive treatise on US Law and Religion in more than fifty years, Religion and the State in American Law (Cambridge, 2015). Professor Ravitch has published numerous law review articles and book chapters addressing US and Japanese constitutional law, law and religion, and civil rights law in leading journals. Moreover, he has written a number of amicus briefs addressing constitutional issues to the United States Supreme Court.