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Church-State Relations in Crisis: Debating Neutrality

Church-State Relations in Crisis: Debating Neutrality

by Stephen V. Monsma
     
 
Increasingly the Supreme Court's strict separationist, no-aid-to-religion doctrine that was in favor during the 1970s and 1980s is being challenged by a new approach aimed at equal treatment or neutrality. In Church-State Relations in Crisis, political scientist Stephen V. Monsma explores the neutrality principle and arguments for and against it. Monsma uses the

Overview

Increasingly the Supreme Court's strict separationist, no-aid-to-religion doctrine that was in favor during the 1970s and 1980s is being challenged by a new approach aimed at equal treatment or neutrality. In Church-State Relations in Crisis, political scientist Stephen V. Monsma explores the neutrality principle and arguments for and against it. Monsma uses the Supreme Court's Mitchell v. Helms decision as the starting point for his discussion and argues that Mitchell v. Helms more directly than any other decision was based on this new idea of neutrality in Church-State relations. Monsma examines the three, strongly worded opinions of the court, and presents ten diverse essays by leading scholars analyzing the opinions and their impact on the establishment clause interpretation and public policy. Designed specifically for students of the law and religion and politics, Church-State Relations in Crisis is a well-balanced collection and an outstanding source for debate on the future of government and religion in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Law and Politics Book Review
An important, substantial, and accessible book.
I hope very much. . . that it will be widely read , in this present time of crisis and change, by students (including some undergraduates) as well as by the full range of Court observers and others deeply concerned about the future of the church-state relationship in the United States.
Journal of Law & Politics
An important, substantial, and accessible book.
I hope very much. . . that it will be widely read , in this present time of crisis and change, by students (including some undergraduates) as well as by the full range of Court observers and others deeply concerned about the future of the church-state relationship in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742515086
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/21/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen V. Monsma is Blanche E. Seaver Chair in Social Science at Pepperdine University.

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