With Liberty for All: Freedom of Religion in the United States

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1998 - Religion - 128 pages
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The United States is founded upon the principles of freedom of religion, although it has been difficult at times to understand and apply those principles. Phillip Hammond argues that the Constitution assumes a radical religious liberty, which protects the convictions of individual Americans, whether or not those convictions are explicitly religious. This book is an excellent guide to the church-state debate of today, and deepens that discussion by examining the root cause of disagreement about what freedom of religion means in America.

 

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Contents

From Accommodation to Separation
22
Conscience and the Establishment Clause
58
Judging Claims of Conscience
80
The Religion behind the Constitution
96
List of Cases Cited
113
Index
123
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About the author (1998)

Phillip E. Hammond is D. Mackenzie Brown Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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