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Religion and the Constitution, Third Edition / Edition 3

Religion and the Constitution, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Refresh your course in Religious Liberty, Religion and the Constitution, or Religious Institutions and the Law with this timely revision. Religion and the Constitution, Second Edition, pays careful attention to significant recent developments as it examines the relationship between government and religion within the framework of the Constitution.

This class-tested casebook:

• features exceptional authors who are well-known for their scholarship
• places current debates in the context of broad recurring themes: free exercise of religion in the face of government regulation, government financial assistance to religious institutions, and the role of religion in government institutions, such as schools
• uses notes and questions to connect constitutional and religious history to current constitutional issues
• combines notes and problems to stimulate deeper understanding and the application of knowledge to new issues
• focuses on the interrelation between free exercise and establishment clauses
• promotes in-depth case analysis by the use of lightly edited classic and current cases

The Second Edition incorporates the many changes in the field:

• a substantially revised section on "The Power of the Purse" considers the latest developments regarding school vouchers (Zelman), state "Blaine Amendments" (Locke v. Davey), funding of social services (e.g. the Bush Administration's "faith-based initiative"), and "strings" attached to government aid
• the section on tort claims against religious institutions reflects recent issues arising out of sexual-abuse cases
• new Supreme Court and key lower-court decisions in all areas appear throughout the book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735507180
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 06/10/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 845
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction

Ch. 2 History

Ch. 3 Religion in the Regulatory State

Ch. 4 The Power of the Purse

Ch. 5 Religion and the Government’s Influence over Culture

Ch. 6 What Is “Religion”

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