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The Resource Separation of church and state, Jonathan A. Wright, (electronic book)

Separation of church and state, Jonathan A. Wright, (electronic book)

Label
Separation of church and state
Title
Separation of church and state
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan A. Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examining an issue that has been a matter of controversy since the founding of the United States, this volume offers a chronological survey that helps put the ongoing debate in broad historical context. The book briefly traces the earliest instances of tension between church and state within the Western tradition, from the era of Constantine to the Reformation, before moving on to the American experience and the experiences of various religious groups during the early republic and 19th century. Attention is paid to the colonial debates about the ideal relationship between faith and politics, the 18th-century trends that culminated in a constitutional settlement. This tour of the American church/state issue revisits past controversies and personalities in the hope of enlightening present-day debates. Contrary to popular belief, the Constitution does not contain the phrase "separation of church and state." The First Amendment states only that the government cannot pass laws establishing or prohibiting religious practices. What were the intentions of the Founding Fathers when it came to the relationship between faith and politics? What do those intentions mean today? Finally, the book focuses on the post-1940 era, during which church-state controversies came before the Supreme Court. In the course of the discussion, readers will learn about complex legal and theological issues and debates between the great and powerful, but also about ordinary Americans whose religious scruples led to some of the most important legal cases in U.S. history
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Wright, Jonathan A
Dewey number
261.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.W75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Historical guides to controversial issues in America
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  • Church and state
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Separation of church and state, Jonathan A. Wright, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC554380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 157 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780313347702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Separation of church and state, Jonathan A. Wright, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC554380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 157 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780313347702
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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