Religion and the American constitutional experiment [electronic resource] /John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols.
By: Witte, John.
Contributor(s): Nichols, Joel A.Material type: BookPublisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, c2011Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 353 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813391984 (electronic bk.); 0813391989 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Freedom of religion -- United States -- History | Church and state -- United States -- History | Freedom of religion -- United States | Church and state -- United States | United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment | Law | LAW / Constitutional | LAW / Public | Constitution (United States) | Church and state | Freedom of religion | Law | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 342.730852 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The American experiment in historical context -- The theology and politics of the religion clauses -- The essential rights and liberties of religion -- Forging the First Amendment religion clauses -- Religious liberty in the states before 1947 and the creation of a new national law on religious liberty -- The free exercise of religion -- Modern establishment law : mapping the doctrinal terrain -- Religion and public education : no establishment of religion, but equal access for religion -- Government and religious education : accommodation, separation, and equal treatment -- Religion and public life -- Religious organizations and the law -- Toward an integration of religious liberty : the American experiment in international context.
Description based on print version record.
Now in a new third edition, this multidisciplinary introduction to American religious liberty surveys the history, theory, law, and comparative analysis of American religious liberty from the earliest colonial period through the latest Supreme Court cases.