The sacred rights of conscience: selected readings on religious liberty and church-state relations in the American founding

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Liberty Fund, May 31, 2009 - History - 672 pages
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This text provides students and scholars a rich collection of primary sources that illuminate the discussions and debates about religious liberty in the American founding era. This compilation of primary documents provides a thorough and balanced examination of the evolving relationship between public religion and American culture, from pre-colonial biblical and European sources to the early nineteenth century, to allow the reader to explore the social and political forces that defined the concept of religious liberty and shaped American church-state relations.

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Dreisbach is professor of justice, law, and society at American University.

Hall is associate professor of political science at George Fox University.