God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson

God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson

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by Vincent Phillip Munoz
     
 

God and the Founders explains the church-state political philosophies of James Madison, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.See more details below

Overview

God and the Founders explains the church-state political philosophies of James Madison, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521515153
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Founders, religious freedom, and the First Amendment's religion clauses; Part I. The Founders' Church-State Political Philosophies: 1. James Madison's principle of state noncognizance of religion; 2. George Washington on church and state: religion and the civic good; 3. Thomas Jefferson's natural rights philosophy and anticlerical politics of religious liberty; Part II. The Founders and the First Amendment Religion Clauses: 4. Madison's, Washington's, and Jefferson's church-state doctrines; 5. Madison, Washington, Jefferson and the establishment clause; 6. Madison, Washington, Jefferson and the free exercise clause; 7. The Founders v. the Supreme Court; Conclusion: the Founders and church-state jurisprudence; Appendix A: James Madison, memorial and remonstrance against religious assessments; Appendix B: Patrick Henry, a bill 'establishing a provision for teachers of the Christian religion'; Appendix C: Thomas Jefferson, a bill for establishing religious freedom in Virginia.

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