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Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic by Alan Mittleman

Explaining how the First Amendment "cuts both ways" regarding controversial links between government and religion, Mittleman (religion, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA) introduces 13 scholarly papers on the historical, constitutional, political, sociological, and philosophical dimensions of Jewish life in America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742521230
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alan Mittleman is Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Muhlenberg College and the author ofThe Scepter Shall Not Depart from Judah: Perspectives on the Persistence of the Political in Judaism. Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. He is author, editor, or coeditor of many books, includingReligion and State in the American Jewish Experience (with David Dalin) andWomen and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives (with Pamela S. Nadell). Robert Licht is the editor of six books on the U.S. Constitution and is a lecturer in political thought at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

I.Historical Dimensions
1An Overview of American Jewish Defense13
2Church-State Dilemmas of American Jews47
II.Constitutional Dimensions
3Believers and the Founders' Constitution71
4The Rule of Law and the Establishment Clause87
5Religion and Liberal Democracy133
III.Political Dimensions
6Jewish Activism in the Washington "Square": An Analysis and Prognosis153
7Uncertain Steps: American Jews in the New Public Square187
8The Jewish Debate over State Aid to Religious Schools217
IV.Sociological Dimensions
9Jewish Involvement in the American Public Square: The Organizational Disconnect241
10Public Jews and Private Acts: Family and Personal Choices in the Public Square and in the Private Realm265
V.Philosophical Dimensions
11Jewish Critics of Strict Separationism291
12Under His Own Vine and Fig Tree: The Contemporary Jewish Approach to Religion in American Public Life and Its Problems311
13Toward a Jewish Public Philosophy in America331
About the Contributors373

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