A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

by Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742550877

ISBN-13: 9780742550872

Pub. Date: 09/15/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


About the Author:
Thomas L. Krannawitter is a Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, and assistant professor of political science at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan

About the Author:
Daniel C. Palm is a Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, and associate professor of political science at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California

Overview


About the Author:
Thomas L. Krannawitter is a Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, and assistant professor of political science at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan

About the Author:
Daniel C. Palm is a Claremont Institute Senior Fellow, and associate professor of political science at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550872
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Series:
Claremont Institute Series on Statesmanship and Political Philosophy Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction     ix
The ACLU and Religion in American Politics Today     1
Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective     11
Religion and the Moral Conditions of Freedom in the American Founding     25
The Progressive Rejection of the Principles of the American Founding     45
The Birth of the ACLU and the Rise of Modern Liberalism     57
Building the Wall of Separation: The ACLU Takes Religion to Court     67
Immoral Religion? The ACLU's Select Defense of Religious Free Exercise     93
Conclusion     115
Documents from the Founding on Religion and Religious Liberty
Declaraton of Independence     129
Northwest Ordinance, Article 1, Article 3 (1787)     135
United States Constitution-Preamble, Article VI, Article VII, First Amendment (1787)     137
State Constitutions Acknowledging God     139
George Washington, First Inaugural Address (1796)     169
George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation (1789)     173
George Washington, Letter to the Hebrews at Newport (1790)     175
George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)     177
James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance (1785)     193
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute for ReligiousLiberty (1786)     201
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Danbury Baptists (1802)     205
Samuel West, On the Right to Rebel Against Governors (1776)     207
Samuel Cooper, Sermon on the Commencement of the Massachusetts Constitution (1780)     229
About the Authors     243
Index     245

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