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Law Professor's Book Explores Meld of Secularism, Religious Traditions

A new kind of secularism, which is open to the wisdom of religious traditions, is explored in Hallowed Secularism: Theory, Practice, Belief, a book by Duquesne University Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz.

Ledewitz, a former Yeshiva student turned secularist, proposes a reformation of secular thinking. He believes that religious sources are necessary to a new secularism that can sustain healthy human relationships and peaceful international life. He proposes combining elements of religion, humanism and materialism to create something new with familiar overtones.

Ledewitz has taught law at Duquesne since 1980.

His book, which has been reviewed in academic outlets, is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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