Church and State in America: The First Two Centuries

Church and State in America: The First Two Centuries

by James H. Hutson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521864933

ISBN-13: 9780521864930

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes American ideas about and policies toward the relationship between government and religion from the founding of Virginia in 1607 to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837. Four principles were paramount during this period: the importance of religion to the public welfare; the resulting obligation of government to support religion;

Overview

This book describes American ideas about and policies toward the relationship between government and religion from the founding of Virginia in 1607 to the presidency of Andrew Jackson, 1829-1837. Four principles were paramount during this period: the importance of religion to the public welfare; the resulting obligation of government to support religion; liberty of conscience and voluntaryism; the requirement that churches be supported by free will gifts, not taxation. The relevance of the concept of the separation of church and state during this period is examined in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521864930
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Cambridge Essential Histories Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. The seventeenth century; 2. To the American Revolution; 3. The Confederation period; 4. The Constitution and beyond.

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