On Trial for Blasphemy The State of New Jersey v. Charles B. Reynolds

On Trial for Blasphemy The State of New Jersey v. Charles B. Reynolds

by Craig A. Leisy

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Overview

Ex-minister Charles B. Reynolds, a travelling lecturer “preaching” about the need for separation between church and state, was arrested in Boonton, New Jersey and charged with blasphemy. The blasphemy statute was originally adopted by the State of New Jersey during colonial times and had never been used before. Reynolds was tried in Morristown during May 19-20, 1887 and was represented by the famous attorney, author and public orator Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll. The trial was reported on by The New York Times and the story was picked up by newspapers nationwide. This is a historical play based on the trial.



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ISBN-13: 9781605713847
Publisher: Northshire Bookstore
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Craig Leisy lives near Seattle and is the author of several books including:
The Blasphemy Trial of Charles B. Reynolds: Morristown, New Jersey, May 19-20, 18878 Manchester Center, VT: Shires Press (2011) [history]
The Origins of the Conflict between Science and Religion in Ancient Greece Manchester Center, VT: Shires Press (2012) [history of philosophy]
The Influence of Epicurean Thought on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Manchester Center, VT: Shires Press (2015) [history of philosophy]
rain's only wet if you're in it Manchester Center, VT: Shires Press (2016) [poetry collection]
Sergeant Phillip McHugh, U. S. Cavalry: Indian Fighter Manchester Center, VT: Shires Press (2017) [biography]
State of New Jersey v. Charles B. Reynolds: The Blasphemy trial of 1887. . Manchester Center, VT: Shires Press (2017) [historical play]

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