Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

by James John Jurinski
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851094911

ISBN-13: 9781851094912

Pub. Date: 12/12/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

From colonial times to the present, an insightful examination of how courts have determined the extent to which religion is accommodated in American public life.

• A–Z entries cover people, laws, events, and concepts that have shaped the legal debate over religion in the United States

• A chronology begins in colonial times and extends through

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Overview

From colonial times to the present, an insightful examination of how courts have determined the extent to which religion is accommodated in American public life.

• A–Z entries cover people, laws, events, and concepts that have shaped the legal debate over religion in the United States

• A chronology begins in colonial times and extends through the present, with a special focus on important court cases of the 20th century

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094912
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Series:
On Trial Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
1Introduction3
The First Amendment4
The Wall of Separation5
Areas of Legal Conflict7
The U.S. Legal System12
2Historical Background19
The Christian Church in Europe19
The Reformation22
The Colonial Experience26
The Constitution31
The Nineteenth Century33
Post-Civil War Amendments to the U.S. Constitution34
The Twentieth Century36
Social Issues42
Medical Issues43
Religion in Public Schools45
Teaching Evolution52
Equal Access54
Aid to Parochial and Religious Schools55
Entanglements59
Conclusion61
3Cases63
Minersville School District v. Gobitis64
The Antievolution Statute Cases69
Lynch v. Donnelly79
Engel v. Vitale (The "Regents School Prayer Case")83
Application of the President and Directors of Georgetown College88
Employment Division v. Smith94
4Legacy and Impact99
The Pledge Cases100
The Antievolution Statute Cases106
Lynch v. Donnelly109
Schools and Religion111
Application of the President and Directors of Georgetown College130
Norwood Hospital v. Munoz131
Employment Division v. Smith137
Documents145
Court Cases145
Historical Documents196
Proposed Constitutional Amendments215
Key People, Laws, and Concepts219
Chronology259
Table of Cases291
AppSupreme Court Justices since 1900295
Annotated Bibliography297
Index311

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