The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom: Its Evolution and Consequences in American History

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom: Its Evolution and Consequences in American History

ISBN-10:
0521343291
ISBN-13:
9780521343299
Pub. Date:
01/28/2015
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom: Its Evolution and Consequences in American History

The famous Jeffersonian document that foreshadowed the Constitution's guarantee of religious liberty is followed from its drafting through a decade long struggle for adoption.

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ISBN-13: 9780521343299
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Series: Cambridge Studies in Religion and American Public Life Series , #1
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' preface; The statute of Virginia for religious freedom; 1. The Virginia statute two hundred years later Martin E. Marty; 2. Colonial religion and liberty of conscience Edwin S. Gaustad; 3. Religious Freedom and the desacralization of politics J. G. A. Pocock; 4. The political theory of Thomas Jefferson Thomas E. Buckley, S. J.; 5. James Madison, the statute for religious freedom, and the crisis of republican convictions Lance Banning; 6. 'The rage of malice of the old serpent devil': the dissenters and the making and remaking of the Virginia statute for religious freedom Rhys Isaac; 7. 'Quota of imps' John T. Noonan, Jr; 8. Jeffersonian religious liberty and American pluralism Cushing Strout; 9. Religion and civil virtue in America: Jefferson's statute reconsidered David Little; 10. The priority of democracy to philosophy Richard Rorty; 11. Madison's 'detached memoranda': then and now Leo Pfeffer; 12. The Supreme Court and the serpentine wall A. E. Dick Howard; Index.

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