A Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty: The Constitutional Heritage of the Religion Clauses

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Church and state - 172 pages
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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.

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