Jefferson & Madison on Separation of Church and State

Jefferson & Madison on Separation of Church and State


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A complete selection of writings from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison focusing specifically on their very forward thinking beliefs in the separation of church and state.

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ISBN-13: 9781569802731
Publisher: Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2004
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.93(d)

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Jefferson & Madison on Separation of Church and State 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is an excellent collection of writings by Madison and Jefferson relating to religion and the nexus of religion and the state. However, the editor's remarks at the end of the book are nothing short of poorly-written and ill-conceived political diatribe against the current president and ostensibly against any trace of religion in public life. Nevertheless, it comes as a very timely collection and an excellent primer for the topic of church and state in America. Contrary to the editor¿s intimations, if anything, an exacting exploration of the two founders, however, reveals that the concept of a pure 'separation of church and state,' in the way it is being conceived of today by modern secularists, would have been seen by the two men as both undesirable and wholly unnecessary.