Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-207) and index.
Religion and the post-enlightenment liberalism of John Rawls -- Barack Obama's civic faith : a post-Christian civil religion or Rawls's public reason? -- Does toleration require religious skepticism? : an examination of Locke's teaching on toleration -- Lincoln's religious statesmanship and Rawls's "public reason" : slavery and Biblical theology in the Civil War -- The theological foundations of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of racial equality and civil disobedience -- Can liberalism appropriate the moral contents of religion? : Habermas and Tocqueville on religious transformation and democracy's civic life -- Conclusion: Toleration, democratic religion, and America's civic life.