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The impossibility of religious freedom, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Label
The impossibility of religious freedom
Title
The impossibility of religious freedom
Statement of responsibility
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Constitution may guarantee it. But religious freedom in America is, in fact, impossible. So argues this timely and iconoclastic work by law and religion scholar Winnifred Sullivan. Sullivan uses as the backdrop for the book the trial of Warner vs. Boca Raton, a recent case concerning the laws that protect the free exercise of religion in America. The trial, for which the author served as an expert witness, concerned regulations banning certain memorials from a multiconfessional nondenominational cemetery in Boca Raton, Florida. The book portrays the unsuccessful struggle of Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish families in Boca Raton to preserve the practice of placing such religious artifacts as crosses and stars of David on the graves of the city-owned burial ground. Sullivan demonstrates how, during the course of the proceeding, citizens from all walks of life and religious backgrounds were harassed to define just what their religion is. She argues that their plight points up a shocking truth: religion cannot be coherently defined for the purposes of American law, because everyone has different definitions of what religion is. Indeed, while religious freedom as a political idea was arguably once a force for tolerance, it has now become a force for intolerance, she maintains. A clear-eyed look at the laws created to protect religious freedom, this vigorously argued book offers a new take on a right deemed by many to be necessary for a free democratic society. It will have broad appeal not only for religion scholars, but also for anyone interested in law and the Constitution." -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
TOH
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1950-
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Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Warner, Marina
  • Boca Raton (Fla.)
  • Cemeteries
  • Freedom of religion
  • Cemeteries
  • Freedom of religion
  • Florida
  • Florida
  • United States
Label
The impossibility of religious freedom, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Text has copyright date of 2005; new preface has copyright of 2018
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
  • 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
Contents
Preface to the new edition – Introduction -- Outlaw religion -- The trial: the plaintiffs -- The trial: the other witnesses -- Legal religion -- Free religion -- Appendix A: Relevant law: excerpts from U.S. and Florida constitutions, RFRA, FRFRA, and Rules and Regulations of Boca Raton Cemetery -- Appendix B: Expert reports of Broyde, Katz, McGuckin, Pals, and Sullivan
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • New edition
  • with new preface.
Extent
xxxii, 286 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691180953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033561961
Label
The impossibility of religious freedom, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Text has copyright date of 2005; new preface has copyright of 2018
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
  • 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
Contents
Preface to the new edition – Introduction -- Outlaw religion -- The trial: the plaintiffs -- The trial: the other witnesses -- Legal religion -- Free religion -- Appendix A: Relevant law: excerpts from U.S. and Florida constitutions, RFRA, FRFRA, and Rules and Regulations of Boca Raton Cemetery -- Appendix B: Expert reports of Broyde, Katz, McGuckin, Pals, and Sullivan
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • New edition
  • with new preface.
Extent
xxxii, 286 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691180953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033561961

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