The American Theory of Church and State
Beth, Loren P. The American Theory of Church and State. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1958. vii, 183 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001023455. ISBN 1-58477-179-8. Cloth. $65. * Beth questions the relevance of the principle of church-state separation in light of the modern American political system and modern society in general. In his impassioned theory, Beth defends this separation, and supports his thesis with a historical perspective that traces the idea from its origins in seventeenth-century English thought to the present day.
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