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When free exercise and nonestablishment conflict, Kent Greenawalt

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When free exercise and nonestablishment conflict
Title
When free exercise and nonestablishment conflict
Statement of responsibility
Kent Greenawalt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The First Amendment to the United States Constitution begins: "Congress shall make no law reflecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Taken as a whole, this statement has the aim of separating church and state, but tensions can emerge between its two elements--the so-called Nonestablishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause--and the values that lie beneath them. If the government controls (or is controlled by) a single church and suppresses other religions, the dominant church's "establishment" interferes with free exercise. In this respect, the First Amendment's clauses coalesce to protect freedom of religion. But Kent Greenawalt sets out a variety of situations in which the clauses seem to point in opposite directions. Are ceremonial prayers in government offices a matter of free exercise or a form of establishment? Should the state provide assistance to religious private schools? Should parole boards take prisoners' religious convictions into account? Should officials act on public reason alone, leaving religious beliefs out of political decisions? In circumstances like these, what counts as appropriate treatment of religion, and what is misguided? When Free Exercise and Nonestablishment Conflict offers an accessible but sophisticated exploration of these conflicts. It explains how disputes have been adjudicated to date and suggests how they might be better resolved in the future. Not only does Greenawalt consider what courts should decide but also how officials and citizens should take the First Amendment's conflicting values into account"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
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1936-
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Greenawalt, Kent
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion and state
  • Church and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • Church and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • Religion and state
  • United States
Label
When free exercise and nonestablishment conflict, Kent Greenawalt
Instantiates
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
Contents
Introduction -- Government engagement in religious practices and messages -- Religion and clerics in constraining government institutions : the military and prisons -- Financial support -- Exemptions and other favored treatment -- Teaching about religion -- Teaching or not because of religion -- Individual communication by students and their teachers -- Religious beliefs and endeavors distinguished from nonreligious ones -- Basic approaches and intrinsic limits -- Relevance of a person's position, bases versus articulation, and specific issues -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780674972209
Lccn
2016057559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959648419
Label
When free exercise and nonestablishment conflict, Kent Greenawalt
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
Contents
Introduction -- Government engagement in religious practices and messages -- Religion and clerics in constraining government institutions : the military and prisons -- Financial support -- Exemptions and other favored treatment -- Teaching about religion -- Teaching or not because of religion -- Individual communication by students and their teachers -- Religious beliefs and endeavors distinguished from nonreligious ones -- Basic approaches and intrinsic limits -- Relevance of a person's position, bases versus articulation, and specific issues -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780674972209
Lccn
2016057559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959648419

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