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Religious Entanglements in a Secular World

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The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from establishing a religion and guarantees citizens the right to freely exercise their religion. The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the scope of these broad guarantees. This book examines the law of Church and State with a focus its general principles and current interpretations; the application of religious law in U.S. courts; public display of the Ten Commandments and other religious symbols; religion and the workplace; military personnel ...

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Overview

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from establishing a religion and guarantees citizens the right to freely exercise their religion. The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the scope of these broad guarantees. This book examines the law of Church and State with a focus its general principles and current interpretations; the application of religious law in U.S. courts; public display of the Ten Commandments and other religious symbols; religion and the workplace; military personnel and freedom of religion; health care providers' religious objections to medical treatment; religious exemptions for mandatory health care programs; legal issues associated with religious organizations that receive public funds; legal issues related to funding for religious schools and legal analysis of religious exemptions for photo identification requirements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621006794
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Religion and Spirituality Series
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Law of Church and State: General Principles and Current Interpretations Cynthia Brougher 1

Chapter 2 Application of Religious Law in US Courts: Selected Legal Issues Cynthia Brougher 11

Chapter 3 Public Display of the Ten Commandments and Other Religious Symbols Cynthia Brougher 39

Chapter 4 Religion and the Workplace: Legal Analysis of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as it Applies of Religion and Religious Organizations Cynthia Brougher 53

Chapter 5 Military Personnel and Freedom of Religion: Selected Legal Issues R. Chuck Mason Cynthia Brougher 63

Chapter 6 Health Care Providers' Religious Objections to Medical Treatment: Legal Issues Related to Religious Discrimination in Employment and Conscience Clause Provisions Cynthia Brougher Edward C. Liu 89

Chapter 7 Religious Exemptions for Mandatory Health Care Programs: A Legal Analysis Cynthia Brougher 105

Chapter 8 Faith-Based Funding: Legal Issues Associated with Religious Organizations that Receive Public Funds Cynthia Brougher 119

Chapter 9 Legal Issues Related to Funding for Religious Schools in P.L. 111-5, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Cynthia Brougher 141

Chapter 10 Legal Analysis of Religious Exemptions for Photo Identification Requirements Cynthia Brougher 153

Index 169

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