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The Resource Religion and the American constitutional experiment, John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols

Religion and the American constitutional experiment, John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols

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Religion and the American constitutional experiment
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Religion and the American constitutional experiment
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John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols
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eng
Summary
  • "This accessible introduction tells the American story of religious liberty from its colonial beginnings to the latest Supreme Court cases. The authors provide extensive analysis of the formation of the First Amendment religion clauses and the plausible original intent or understanding of the founders. They describe the enduring principles of American religious freedom--liberty of conscience, free exercise of religion, religious equality, religious pluralism, separation of church and state, and no establishment of religion--as those principles were developed by the founders and applied by the Supreme Court. Successive chapters analyze the two hundred plus Supreme Court cases on religious freedom--on the free exercise of religion, the roles of government and religion in education, the place of religion in public life, and the interaction of religious organizations and the state. A final chapter shows how favorably American religious freedom compares with international human rights norms and European Court of Human Rights case law. Lucid, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and balanced, this volume is an ideal classroom text and armchair paperback. Detailed appendices offer drafts of each of the religion clauses debated in 1788 and 1789, a table of all state constitutional laws on religious freedom, and a summary of every Supreme Court case on religious liberty from 1815 to 2015. Throughout the volume, the authors address frankly and fully the hot button issues of our day: religious freedom versus sexual liberty, freedom of conscience and its limitations, religious group rights and the worries about abuse, faith-based legal systems and their place in liberal democracies, and the fresh rise of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Christianity in America and abroad. For this new edition, the authors have updated each chapter in light of new scholarship and new Supreme Court case law (through the 2015 term) and have added an appendix mapping some of the cutting edge issues of religious liberty and church-state relations"--
  • "This new edition of a classic textbook provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the history, theology, and law of American religious liberty. The authors offer a balanced and accessible analysis of First Amendment cases and controversies, and compare them to both the original teachings of the American founders and current international norms of religious liberty"--
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1959-
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Witte, John
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1972-
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Nichols, Joel A.
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  • United States.
  • Freedom of religion
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • United States
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Religion and the American constitutional experiment, John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
xiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780190459420
Lccn
2015035938
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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YBP Library Services
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(OCoLC)931226750
Label
Religion and the American constitutional experiment, John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
xiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780190459420
Lccn
2015035938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)931226750

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