Witnessing Their Faith: Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions

Witnessing Their Faith: Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions

by Jay Alan Sekulow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742550656

ISBN-13: 9780742550650

Pub. Date: 12/13/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

When it was ratified in 1791, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States sought to protect against two distinct types of government actions that interfere with religious liberty: the establishment of a national religion and interference with individual rights to practice religion. Since that time, no question has so bedeviled the U.S. Supreme

Overview

When it was ratified in 1791, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States sought to protect against two distinct types of government actions that interfere with religious liberty: the establishment of a national religion and interference with individual rights to practice religion. Since that time, no question has so bedeviled the U.S. Supreme Court as finding the best way to interpret and apply the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. In this unique and timely book, Jay Sekulow examines not only the key cases and their historical context that have shaped the law concerning church-state relations, but also, for the first time, the impact of the religious faith and practices of Supreme Court Justices who have ruled in each case. Covering cases from the teaching of religion in public schools and the use of federal funds for parochial schools to today's debates about the Pledge of Allegiance and public displays of the Ten Commandments, Witnessing Their Faith is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and future of religious freedom in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742550650
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/13/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Religious Freedom in the Nineteenth Century Chapter 3 The Bible in Public Schools Controversy and the Philadelphia Riots Chapter 4 The Church-Slavery Controversy Chapter 5 The Mormon Controversy Chapter 6 The Christian Nation Debate Part 7 Part II: Religious Freedom in the Twentieth Century Chapter 8 A Matter of Conscience: God and Country Chapter 9 The Church-State Separationist Movement Chapter 10 The School Prayer Controversy Chapter 11 Separation of Church and State: The Lemon Test Chapter 12 Coming Full Circle

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