Law And Religion In American History

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Law and Religion in American History

Law and Religion in American History
  • Author : Mark Douglas McGarvie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-07-19
  • ISBN : 1107150930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This book furthers dialogue on the separation of church and state with an approach that emphasizes intellectual history and the constitutional theory that underlies American society. Mark D. McGarvie explains that the founding fathers of America considered the right of conscience to be an individual right, to be protected against governmental interference. While the religion clauses enunciated this right, its true protection occurred in the creation of separate public and private spheres. Religion and the churches were placed in the private sector. Yet, politically active Christians have intermittently mounted challenges to this bifurcation in calling for a greater public role for Christian faith and morality in American society. Both students and scholars will learn much from this intellectual history of law and religion that contextualizes a four-hundred-year-old ideological struggle.

Law and Religion in American History

Law and Religion in American History
  • Author : Mark Douglas McGarvie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-07-19
  • ISBN : 1107150930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This book furthers dialogue on the separation of church and state with an approach that emphasizes intellectual history and the constitutional theory that underlies American society. Mark D. McGarvie explains that the founding fathers of America considered the right of conscience to be an individual right, to be protected against governmental interference. While the religion clauses enunciated this right, its true protection occurred in the creation of separate public and private spheres. Religion and the churches were placed in the private sector. Yet, politically active Christians have intermittently mounted challenges to this bifurcation in calling for a greater public role for Christian faith and morality in American society. Both students and scholars will learn much from this intellectual history of law and religion that contextualizes a four-hundred-year-old ideological struggle.

The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History
  • Author : Paul Harvey,Edward J. Blum
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2012-02-14
  • ISBN : 0231530781
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The first guide to American religious history from colonial times to the present, this anthology features twenty-two leading scholars speaking on major themes and topics in the development of the diverse religious traditions of the United States. These include the growth and spread of evangelical culture, the mutual influence of religion and politics, the rise of fundamentalism, the role of gender and popular culture, and the problems and possibilities of pluralism. Geared toward general readers, students, researchers, and scholars, The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History provides concise yet broad surveys of specific fields, with an extensive glossary and bibliographies listing relevant books, films, articles, music, and media resources for navigating different streams of religious thought and culture. The collection opens with a thematic exploration of American religious history and culture and follows with twenty topical chapters, each of which illuminates the dominant questions and lines of inquiry that have determined scholarship within that chapter's chosen theme. Contributors also outline areas in need of further, more sophisticated study and identify critical resources for additional research. The glossary, "American Religious History, A–Z," lists crucial people, movements, groups, concepts, and historical events, enhanced by extensive statistical data.

U.S. Immigration Policy, Ethnicity, and Religion in American History

U.S. Immigration Policy, Ethnicity, and Religion in American History
  • Author : Michael C. LeMay
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2018-05-25
  • ISBN : 1440864381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This invaluable resource investigates U.S. immigration and policy, making links the ethnic and religious affiliations of immigrants to the United States to trends in immigration, both legal and unauthorized. • Presents data in 15 tables that provide insight into the relationships between ethnic and religious affiliations of immigrants and policy aimed at regulating the flow of immigration to the United States • Offers excerpts from primary source documents in nine boxes that cover immigration policy from 1819–2015 • Provides a chronology of key immigration policymaking events from 1820–2018 • Follows the immigrants who entered the US through Ellis Island from 1892–1914 • Details the distribution, by percent and decade, of the national origin of immigrants from 1920–1950 • Expands on FBI religion-based hate crimes statistics for 2015

Faith and Order

Faith and Order
  • Author : Harold J. Berman
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780802848529
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This book argues that despite the tensions existing in all societies between religious faith and legal order, they inevitably interact. In the course of his discussion Berman traces the history of Western law, exposes the fallacies of law theories that fail to take religion into account, examines key theological, prophetic, and educational themes, and looks at the role of religion in the Soviet and post-Soviet state.

Religion, Law, USA

Religion, Law, USA
  • Author : Isaac Weiner
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2019-07-02
  • ISBN : 1479891398
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Offers insight into the complex relationship between religion and law in contemporary America Why religion? Why law? Why now? In recent years, the United States has witnessed a number of high-profile court cases involving religion, forcing Americans to grapple with questions regarding the relationship between religion and law. This volume maps the contemporary interplay of religion and law within the study of American religions. What rights are protected by the Constitution’s free exercise clause? What are the boundaries of religion, and what is the constitutional basis for protecting some religious beliefs but not others? What characterizes a religious-studies approach to religion and law today? What is gained by approaching law from the vantage point of religious studies, and what does attention to the law offer back to scholars of religion? Religion, Law, USA considers all these questions and more. Each chapter considers a specific keyword in the study of religion and law, such as “conscience,” “establishment,” “secularity,” and “personhood.” Contributors consider specific case studies related to each term, and then expand their analyses to discuss broader implications for the practice and study of American religion. Incorporating pieces from leading voices in the field, this book is an indispensable addition to the scholarship on religion and law in America.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History
  • Author : Kathryn Gin Lum,Paul Harvey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-03-01
  • ISBN : 0190856890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History brings together a number of established scholars, as well as younger scholars on the rise, to provide a scholarly overview for those interested in the role of religion and race in American history. Thirty-four scholars from the fields of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and more investigate the complex interdependencies of religion and race from pre-Columbian origins to the present. The volume addresses the religious experience, social realities, theologies, and sociologies of racialized groups in American religious history, as well as the ways that religious myths, institutions, and practices contributed to their racialization. Part One begins with a broad introductory survey outlining some of the major terms and explaining the intersections of race and religions in various traditions and cultures across time. Part Two provides chronologically arranged accounts of specific historical periods that follow a narrative of religion and race through four-plus centuries. Taken together, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History provides a reliable scholarly text and resource to summarize and guide work in this subject, and to help make sense of contemporary issues and dilemmas.

Church and State in American History

Church and State in American History
  • Author : John Wilson,Donald Drakeman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-11-19
  • ISBN : 0429663684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Church and State in American History illuminates the complex relationships among the political and religious authority structures of American society, and illustrates why church-state issues have remained controversial since our nation’s founding. It has been in classroom use for over 50 years. John Wilson and Donald Drakeman explore the notion of America as “One Nation Under God” by examining the ongoing debate over the relationship of church and state in the United States. Prayers and religious symbols in schools and other public spaces, school vouchers and tax support for faith-based social initiatives continue to be controversial, as are arguments among advocates of pro-choice and pro-life positions. The updated 4th edition includes selections from colonial charters, Supreme Court decisions, and federal legislation, along with contemporary commentary and incisive interpretations by modern scholars. Figures as divergent as John Winthrop, Anne Hutchinson, James Madison, John F. Kennedy, and Sandra Day O’Connor speak from these pages, as do Robert Bellah, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The continuing public and scholarly interest in this field, as well as a significant evolution in the Supreme Court’s church-state jurisprudence, renders this timely re-edition as essential reading for students of law, American History, Religion, and Politics.

Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment
  • Author : John Witte,Joel A. Nichols
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 0190459425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"This new edition of a classic textbook provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the history, theology, and law of American religious liberty. The authors offer a balanced and accessible analysis of First Amendment cases and controversies, and compare them to both the original teachings of the American founders and current international norms of religious liberty"--