All Imaginable Liberty: The Religious Liberty Clauses of the First Amendment

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Francis Graham Lee
University Press of America, 1995 - Law - 191 pages
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How were religious minorities treated in colonial times? What role did Catholics play in framing the religious liberty clauses of the First Amendment? How does the Supreme Court apply the sometimes contradictory commands of the free exercise and nonestablishment clauses? All Imaginable Liberty answers these questions in its tracing of the development of religious liberty from colonial times to the present. Articles by historians, political scientists, and lawyers explore the evolution of religious freedom and examine the role of the Supreme Court in extending and defining religious freedom. Francis Graham Lee introduces each section, addressing each article's contribution to the understanding of religious liberty in the contemporary United States.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Part One
13
The Rise of Religious Freedom
17
Pennsylvania Institutes Religious Liberty 16821860
33
Religious Freedom and the Early Catholic Experience
65
American Catholics and the First Amendment
101
PART TWO
131
Introduction to Part Two
133
The Real Role of the Religion Clauses
139
Of Faith and Freedom
147
The Contemporary Scene
167
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FRANCIS GRAHAM LEE is Professor of Political Science at Saint Joseph's University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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