The Resource Religious liberty in America : the First Amendment in historical and contemporary perspective, Bruce T. Murray, (electronic resource)

Religious liberty in America : the First Amendment in historical and contemporary perspective, Bruce T. Murray, (electronic resource)

Label
Religious liberty in America : the First Amendment in historical and contemporary perspective
Title
Religious liberty in America
Title remainder
the First Amendment in historical and contemporary perspective
Statement of responsibility
Bruce T. Murray
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In recent years a series of highly publicized controversies has focused attention on what are arguably the sixteen most important words in the U.S. Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The ongoing court battles over the inclusion of the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, the now annual cultural quarrel over "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays," and the political promotion of "faith-based initiatives" to address social problems-all reflect competing views of the meaning of the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment. Such disputes, as Bruce T. Murray shows, are nothing new. For more than two hundred years Americans have disagreed about the proper role of religion in public life and where to draw the line between church and state. In this book, he reexamines these debates and distills the volumes of commentary and case law they have generated. He analyzes not only the changing contours of religious freedom but also the phenomenon of American civil religion, grounded in the notion that the nation's purpose is sanctified by a higher authority-an idea that can be traced back to the earliest New England colonists and remains deeply ingrained in the American psyche. Throughout the book, Murray connects past and present, tracing the historical roots of contemporary controversies. He considers why it is that a country founded on the separation of church and state remains singularly religious among nations, and concludes by showing how the Supreme Court's thinking about the religious liberty clauses has evolved since the late eighteenth century
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
342.7308/52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4783
LC item number
.M87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Religious liberty in America : the First Amendment in historical and contemporary perspective, Bruce T. Murray, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-198) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From revival to religious liberty -- Understanding people of faith -- With "God on our side"? : American civil religion -- Finding the common threads of religious liberty -- Religious liberty in public schools -- Transforming lives and transforming government : faith-based initiatives -- Beyond the "wall of separation" : the Supreme Court and the First Amendment
Control code
ocn680432783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781558496385
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt5n0pjj
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.b34709228
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)680432783
  • jstor1613761406
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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