With Liberty For All

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The United States is founded upon the principles of freedom of religion, although it has been difficult at times to understand and apply those principles. Phillip Hammond argues that the Constitution assumes a radical religious liberty, which protects the convictions of individual Americans, whether or not those convictions are explicitly religious. This book is an excellent guide to the church-state debate of today, and deepens that discussion by examining the root cause of disagreement about what freedom of ...

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Overview

The United States is founded upon the principles of freedom of religion, although it has been difficult at times to understand and apply those principles. Phillip Hammond argues that the Constitution assumes a radical religious liberty, which protects the convictions of individual Americans, whether or not those convictions are explicitly religious. This book is an excellent guide to the church-state debate of today, and deepens that discussion by examining the root cause of disagreement about what freedom of religion means in America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664257682
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/30/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Phillip E. Hammond is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 The Separation of Church and State: Two Approaches 1
2 From Accommodation to Separation 22
3 The Free Exercise Clause: From Religious Toleration to Religious Liberty 37
4 Conscience and the Establishment Clause 58
5 Judging Claims of Conscience 80
6 The Religion behind the Constitution 96
List of Cases Cited 113
Bibliography 115
Index 123
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