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The American Constitution and religion

Author: Richard J Regan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Regan reconsiders some of the most important Supreme Court cases regarding the establishment clause and the free exercise of religion. Governmental aid to church-affiliated elementary schools and colleges; state-sponsored prayer and Bible reading; curriculum that includes creationism; tax exemption of church property; publicly sponsored Christmas displays--these and other notable cases are discussed in Regan's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Regan
ISBN: 9780813221526 0813221528
OCLC Number: 843124278
Description: ix, 282 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The regime principles of the Constitution --
The First Amendment and religion --
The Fourteenth Amendment and the First --
Religious establishment and governmental aid to church-related schools --
Religious establishment and public schools and public colleges --
Religious establishment and other questions --
The free exercise of religion --
Conscientious objectors to war --
Regulation of religious organizations and personnel --
Western traditions of conscience --
Appendix. A typology of conflicts between individual conscience and public law.
Responsibility: Richard J. Regan.

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The US Supreme Court's decisions concerning the first amendment are hotly debated, and the controversy shows no signs of abating as additional cases come before the court. Adding much-needed  Read more...

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