Liberty of conscience is a historical and conceptual study of the american tradition of religious freedom weaving together political history philosophical ideas and key constitutional cases this is a rich chronicle of an ideal of equality that has always been central to our history but is now in serious danger. The united states tradition of religious liberty based on accommodation of the religious conscience and government neutrality toward religious viewpoints is a conception that europeans would do well to adopt and one americans should take care to preserve. The author of liberty of conscience is one of those books that so far has been a joy to read because it so closely echoes my own beliefs and ideas about what the separation of church and state not to mention religious freedom is all about. In liberty of conscience martha c nussbaum argues that threats to religious liberty are not unique to the us but that its response to these threats since its colonial days is unique and presents us with a model worth adopting elsewhere. Liberty of conscience in defense of americas tradition of religious equality user review not available book verdict the united states tradition of religious liberty based on accommodation of the religious conscience and government neutrality toward religious viewpoints is a conception that europeans would do
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