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Religious Freedom
     

Religious Freedom

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by Melvin I. Urofsky, Donald Grier Stephenson (Editor)
 

This volume provides in a single source a thorough grounding in the origin, development, and current controversies surrounding the free practice of religion.

• Four chapters discuss the development of religious freedom from its roots in tribal societies through key court decisions of the 1990s

• A chronology outlines significant events and court

Overview

This volume provides in a single source a thorough grounding in the origin, development, and current controversies surrounding the free practice of religion.

• Four chapters discuss the development of religious freedom from its roots in tribal societies through key court decisions of the 1990s

• A chronology outlines significant events and court decisions from 1776 to 2001, and a table lists all of the pertinent cases alphabetically

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"A useful review of religious freedom for general readers and lower-division undergraduates." - Choice

"[T]houghtful and well-written account . . . explores the origins and traces the development of America's religious liberty, the underlying principle of the policy of church and state separation . . . Given the timeliness of this subject, as well as the ongoing need to be ever-vigilant about matters of church and state, this work would be a valuable addition to high school and college libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

Booknews
Urofsky (public policy and history, Virginia Commonwealth U.-Richmond) offers a reference to high school and undergraduate students who are beginning research into debates about religious freedom in the US. After describing the origins and development of the concept and the establishment and free-exercise clauses of the Constitution, he provides a list of key people, cases, and events; the texts of relevant documents; a chronology; a table of cases; and an annotated bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576073124
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/03/2002
Series:
America's Freedoms Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Melvin I. Urofsky is director of the doctoral program in public policy and professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

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Religious Freedom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank God people are trying to restore real religious freedom and pluralism. After all, we really need to stop the Christian Right, which regards religious freedom as the right to impose their beliefs on all of us. And after more than 20 years of their religious bigotry and hypocrisy, we need to understand just how wrong they are, because they have become much more politically influential than most people realize. Fortunately, this book, and others by authors like Joseph J. Adamson and Rob Boston, are providing ample evidence to expose the hypocrites. In fact, Adamson shows us exactly how the proud and militant will be brought low so that the humble, faithful and meek can finally inherit the earth. That's what real prophecy is all about.