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Church-state relations

Francis Graham Lee

(Major issues in American history)

Greenwood Press, 2002

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-408) and index

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内容説明

The relationship between church and state has been one of controversy since the founding of the republic. From the drafting of the religious liberty guarantees in the Constitution to the current debate over what role religion should play in the public life of the nation, the controversy continues unabated. This resource offers students an examination of 14 persistent church-state issues from the founding of the republic to the early years of the 21st century. The examination of each issue features a narrative overview of the issue and a selection of primary documents espousing a variety of viewpoints on the issue. Documents include Supreme Court decisions, federal laws, speeches, newspaper editorials, and other statements of opposing positions. Issues covered include prayer in the schools, flag salute cases, the free exercise of religion, and school vouchers. The work pays particular attention to the way in which Supreme Court decisions over the last two centuries have affected religious liberty. A full narrative overview of the issue and careful annotation of each document will help the reader to place the argument in historical, social, and political context. This is a valuable tool for student research on the controversial issues involved in the relationship between church and state.

目次

Series Editor's Foreword Preface Introduction The Religious Liberty Guarantees of the First Amendment The Blaine Amendment The Court Defines Free Exercise: The Mormon Cases The Incorporation and Definition of the Religious Liberty Guarantees of the First Amendment The Flag Salute Cases The Court in Search of a Test for Free Exercise: The Rise and Fall of the Secular Regulation Rule The Court in Search of a Test for Free Exercise: "The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same" Congress and Free Exercise: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act Released Time Meets "A High and Impregnable Wall" The Bible Reading Controversy and the Supreme Court Prayer in Public Schools: Again! The Lemon Test: The Three-Pronged Establishment Test School Vouchers: Truly the Last Installment in the School Aid Melodrama? Religion in the Public Square Bibliography Index

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