Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic

Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic

by Alan Mittleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742521249

ISBN-13: 9780742521247

Pub. Date: 10/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Explaining how the First Amendment "cuts both ways" regarding controversial links between government and religion, Mittleman (religion, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA) introduces 13 scholarly papers on the historical, constitutional, political, sociological, and philosophical dimensions of Jewish life in America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR  See more details below

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Explaining how the First Amendment "cuts both ways" regarding controversial links between government and religion, Mittleman (religion, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA) introduces 13 scholarly papers on the historical, constitutional, political, sociological, and philosophical dimensions of Jewish life in America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742521247
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1An Overview of American Jewish Defense13
2Church-State Dilemmas of American Jews47
3Believers and the Founders' Constitution71
4The Rule of Law and the Establishment Clause87
5Religion and Liberal Democracy133
6Jewish Activism in the Washington "Square": An Analysis and Prognosis153
7Uncertain Steps: American Jews in the New Public Square187
8The Jewish Debate over State Aid to Religious Schools217
9Jewish Involvement in the American Public Square: The Organizational Disconnect241
10Public Jews and Private Acts: Family and Personal Choices in the Public Square and in the Private Realm265
11Jewish Critics of Strict Separationism291
12Under His Own Vine and Fig Tree: The Contemporary Jewish Approach to Religion in American Public Life and Its Problems311
13Toward a Jewish Public Philosophy in America331
Index357
About the Contributors373

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