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Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

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This new edition offers a novel reading of the American constitutional experiment in religious liberty. Lucid and engaging, this volume serves as a provocative primer for students, and a pristine restatement for specialists in law, religion, history, sociology, politics, and American studies. Through a fresh reading of familiar sources and cases, and through the discovery...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 27th 2004 by Westview Press (first published October 7th 1999)
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John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols, Religion and the American Constituional Experiment.

Judul : Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

Penulis/Editor : John Witte, Jr., Joel A. Nichols

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Buku ini memuat pembahasan mengenai agama dan konstitusi di Amerika secara komprehensif melalui kajian multidisiplin, meliputi sejarah, hukum, teori-teori, dan analisis komparatif terhadap kebebasan beragama di Amerika sejak awal masa kolonial hingga kasus-kasus Supreme Court yang paling kon...more
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This is an excellent history of religion in America. At the time the Constitution was written, the concept of a religion-less state was nowhere in sight. Instead, the founders assumed that good moral standing would be moderated by the states, and forbid the interference of the federal government.

Now, we have forged a new compromise, in which all levels of government must be religion-neutral. However, this is a very difficult task; at its root, it is a subjective standard. What, exactly, encourag...more
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John Witte Jr. (b.1959) is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University (Atlanta, GA).

Professor Witte specializes in legal history, religious liberty, and marriage law.
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