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Religious Liberty And The American Supreme Court

Author : Vincent Phillip Munoz
ISBN : 9781442250321
Genre : Political Science
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Throughout American history, legal battles concerning the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty have been among the most contentious issue of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. This book represents the most authoritative and up-to-date overview of the landmark cases that have defined religious freedom in America.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Religion And Politics In The U S

Author : Barbara A. McGraw
ISBN : 9781118528655
Genre : Religion
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S. provides a broad, inclusive, and rich range of chapters, in the study of religion and politics. Arranged in their historical context, chapters address themes of history, law, social and religious movements, policy and political theory. Broadens the parameters of this timely subject, and includes the latest work in the field Draws together newly-commissioned essays by distinguished authors that are cogent for scholars, while also being in a style that is accessible to students. Provides a balanced and inclusive approach to religion and politics in the U.S. Engages diverse perspectives from various discourses about religion and politics across the political and disciplinary spectra, while placing them in their larger historical context

Die Reformation Der Rechte

Author : John Witte Jr.
ISBN : 9783788728342
Genre : Religion
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Johannes Calvin entwickelte ein neues Verständnis von Rechten und Freiheiten, von Kirche und Staat, das das Rechtssystem der frühen protestantischen Staaten formte. Seine Lehren, die sich schnell in Westeuropa ausbreiteten, wurden immer wieder durch große Krisen herausgefordert: die französischen Religionskriege, die niederländische Revolte, die englische Revolution, die amerikanische Kolonisation und Revolution. In solchen Krisen waren es Anhänger Calvins, die sein Denken aktualisierten und der neuen Situation anpassten. Eine Reihe grundlegender westlicher Auffassungen von Religion und politischen Rechten, sozialem und konfessionellem Pluralismus, Föderalismus und Gesellschaftsvertrag haben im frühmodernen Calvinismus ihren Ursprung.

Die Federalist Papers

Author : Alexander Hamilton
ISBN : 3406547540
Genre : Constitutional history
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The Encyclopedia Of American Civil Liberties

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ISBN : 9780415943420
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Constitutional Debates On Freedom Of Religion

Author : John J. Patrick
ISBN : 0313301409
Genre : History
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Traces the history and development of the debate over the separation of religion and government in the United States through a collection of primary documents.

Appletons Annual Cyclopedia And Register Of Important Events

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ISBN : NWU:35556000683599
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Historic Documents Of 2012

Author : CQ Press
ISBN : 9781452282053
Genre : Reference
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For more than 40 years the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents and a cumulative five-year index that directs them to related material in earlier volumes. Topics and events covered in the 2012 volume include: U.S. presidential election Coup in Guinea-Bissau The CDC on obesity in the U.S. French and Egyptian presidential elections Controversy over internet piracy bills in the U.S. The future of Medicare Presidential and congressional negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” Charles Taylor found guilty of war crimes Violence in Syria Same sex marriage in the courts and on the ballot Facebook goes public U.S. states reach foreclosure settlement with major banks The U.S. Supreme Court on health care and immigration

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Rights And Liberties

Author : Otis H. Stephens
ISBN : 0313327580
Genre : Political Science
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A comprehensive and accessible compendium of information on civil rights and liberties in the United States.

No Establishment Of Religion

Author : T. Jeremy Gunn
ISBN : 9780199986019
Genre : Religion
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The First Amendment guarantee that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" rejected the millennium-old Western policy of supporting one form of Christianity in each nation and subjugating all other faiths. The exact meaning and application of this American innovation, however, has always proved elusive. Individual states found it difficult to remove traditional laws that controlled religious doctrine, liturgy, and church life, and that discriminated against unpopular religions. They found it even harder to decide more subtle legal questions that continue to divide Americans today: Did the constitution prohibit governmental support for religion altogether, or just preferential support for some religions over others? Did it require that government remove Sabbath, blasphemy, and oath-taking laws, or could they now be justified on other grounds? Did it mean the removal of religious texts, symbols, and ceremonies from public documents and government lands, or could a democratic government represent these in ever more inclusive ways? These twelve essays stake out strong and sometimes competing positions on what "no establishment of religion" meant to the American founders and to subsequent generations of Americans, and what it might mean today.

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