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
     
 

A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics questions the claim of the ACLU that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the complete cleansing of any religious expression in the American public square. That position, Krannawitter and Palm argue, is not consistent with the principles of the American founding, but derives from early 20th

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A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics questions the claim of the ACLU that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the complete cleansing of any religious expression in the American public square. That position, Krannawitter and Palm argue, is not consistent with the principles of the American founding, but derives from early 20th century progressivism and modern liberalism that requires ultimately a reconstituting of the American regime along completely secular lines. A re-examination of the American founding, its theoretical and constitutional principles, allows for limited religious expression without violating the constitutional principle of religious liberty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550872
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Series:
Claremont Institute Series on Statesmanship and Political Philosophy Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The ACLU and Religion in American Politics Today Chapter 2 Religion and Politics in Historical Perspective Chapter 3 Religion and the Moral Conditions of Freedom in the Ameican Founding Chapter 4 The Progressive Rejection of the Principles of the American Founding Chapter 5 The Birth of the ACLU and the Rise of Modern Liberalism Chapter 6 Building the Wall of Separation: THe ACLU Takes Religion to Court Chapter 7 Immoral Religion? The ACLU's Select Defense of Religious Free Exercise Chapter 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Appendix: Documents from the Founding on Religion and Religious Liberty

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