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Author Adams, Arlin M.
Title A nation dedicated to religious liberty : the constitutional heritage of the religion clauses / Arlin M. Adams and Charles J. Emmerich ; foreword by Warren E. Burger.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

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Author Adams, Arlin M.
Subject United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment.
Freedom of religion -- United States -- History.
Church and state -- United States -- History.
Religion and state -- United States -- History.
Freedom of religion -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Church and state -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Religion and state -- United States -- History -- Sources.
United States -- Church history.
United States -- Religion.
Alt Name Emmerich, Charles J.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 172 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-163) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Historical Roots of American Religious Liberty -- 2. The Founders on Religious Liberty -- 3. The Supreme Court and Religious Liberty -- 4. The Animating Principles of the Religion Clauses -- 5. Religious Liberty in Contemporary America -- Conclusion -- Appendix One. Historical Documents on American Religious Liberty -- Appendix Two. Early Declarations and Constitutional Provisions on Religion -- Appendix Three. Leading Supreme Court Decisions on Religious Liberty -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Here is a concise overview of the historical development and judicial interpretation of the First Amendment religion clauses. It begins with a survey of the history of American religious liberty, goes on to present the views of the Founding Fathers, and then considers the core value of religious liberty and the constitutional purposes that implement that value.the book ends on a practical note by applying these principles to questions of equal access, religious symbolism in public life, and the task of defining religion for constitutional purposes. As the authors note in their introduction, "the historical principles that animate the religion clauses are more than an abstract intellectual exercise. . . . They provide an essential context for guiding the resolution of modern religious liberty issues."
ISBN 0585126321 (electronic bk.)
9780585126326 (electronic bk.)
0812213181 (pbk.)
9780812213188 (pbk.)
OCLC # 44959179
Additional Format Print version: Adams, Arlin M. Nation dedicated to religious liberty. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990 0812282507 (DLC) 90036248 (OCoLC)21441562

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