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This new edition offers a novel reading of the American constitutional experiment in religious liberty. Lucid and engaging, this volume serves as a provocative primer for students, and a pristine restatement for specialists in law, religion, history, sociology, politics, and American studies. Through a fresh reading of familiar sources and cases, and through the discoveryThis new edition offers a novel reading of the American constitutional experiment in religious liberty. Lucid and engaging, this volume serves as a provocative primer for students, and a pristine restatement for specialists in law, religion, history, sociology, politics, and American studies. Through a fresh reading of familiar sources and cases, and through the discovery and introduction of new cases and materials, the author reclaims the essential value, vigor, and vitality of America's most essential and cherished religious rights and liberties....

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ISBN : 9780813342313
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Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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  • Koleksi American Corner UGM
    2019-02-27 08:28

    John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols, Religion and the American Constituional Experiment.Judul : Religion and the American Constitutional ExperimentPenulis/Editor : John Witte, Jr., Joel A. NicholsRingkasan : Buku ini memuat pembahasan mengenai agama dan konstitusi di Amerika secara komprehensif melalui kajian multidisiplin, meliputi sejarah, hukum, teori-teori, dan analisis komparatif terhadap kebebasan beragama di Amerika sejak awal masa kolonial hingga kasus-kasus Supreme Court yang paling kontemperer.Dalam edisi ketiga ini, penulis menjelaskan tentang ritual keagamaan yang bebas, hubungan antara kehidupan publik dan ritual agama, serta organisasi juga hukum yang mengatur ibadah agama di Amerika. Selain itu, penulis juga merujuk pada tujuk kasus baru tentang agama yang berkaitan dengan standar internasional hak asasi manusia.Daftar Isi :Tables, Figures, and Appendices xi Preface xiii Introduction xix 1 The American Experiment in Historical Context 1 The First Millennium 3 The Papal Revolution 6 The Protestant Reformation 9 Religious Establishment versus Religious Freedom 12 Colonization and Experimentation 14 2 The Theology and Politics of the Religion Clauses 21 Puritan Views 22 Evangelical Views 26 Enlightenment Views 29 Republican Views 33 Summary and Conclusions 36 3 The Essential Rights and Liberties of Religion 41 Liberty of Conscience 41 Free Exercise of Religion 45 Religious Pluralism 46 Religious Equality 49 Separation of Church and State 51 Disestablishment of Religion 57 Interdependence of Principles 63 4 Forging the First Amendment Religion Clauses 71 Religion and the Continental Congress 71 The 1787 Constitutional Convention 76 Ratification and Proposed Amendments 79 Drafting the First Amendment Religion Clauses 81 "Original Intent": Interpreting the Final Text 89 Summary and Conclusions 103 5 Religious Liberty in the States Before 1947 and the Creation of a New National Law on Religious Liberty 109 Liberty of Conscience and Free Exercise 110 Religious Pluralism and Equality 113 Separation of Church and State 114 No Establishment of Religion 115 Faith, Freedom, and the Frontier 118 Fundamental Religious Liberty and Incorporation 122 Summary and Conclusions 127 6 The Free Exercise of Religion 131 Mapping Free Exercise Doctrine 132 Free Exercise and Polygamy (1879-1890) 140 Free Exercise and Conscientious Objection (1918-1971) 143 Freedom and Equality of Religious Expression (1940-2002) 145 Liberty of Conscience and Free Exercise Exemptions (1943-1989) 150 Neutralizing the Free Exercise Clause (1982-1993) 155 Free Exercise in the Age of Statutes 160 Summary and Conclusions 162 7 Modern Establishment Law: Mapping the Doctrinal Terrain 169 Bringing an Establishment Clause Case 170 Mapping the Establishment Clause Cases 173 Summary and Conclusions 186 8 Religion and Public Education: No Establishment of Religion, but Equal Access for Religion 191 Separationist Cases (1948-1987) 192 Equal Access Cases (1981-2001) 198 Summary and Conclusions 204 9 Government and Religious Education: Accommodation, Separation, and Equal Treatment 207 Accommodationist Cases (1908-1986) 208 Separationist Cases (1971-1985) 210 Equal Treatment Cases (1983-2004) 214 Summary and Conclusions 220 10 Religion and Public Life 223 Sabbath Day Rules (1961) 224 Legislative Chaplains (1983) 226 Religious Symbols (1984-2010) 227 Summary and Conclusions 237 11 Religious Organizations and the Law 241 Religious Polity and Structures 243 Religious Property Disputes 244 Employment, Taxation, and More 253 Summary and Conclusions 259 12 Toward an Integration of Religious Liberty: The American Experiment in International Context 263 International Norms and the Constitution 265 The International Framework of Religious Liberty 271 International Norms and American Laws Compared 276 Summary and Conclusions 282 Concluding Reflections 287 Appendix 1 Drafts of Federal Religion Clauses (1787-1789) 295 Appendix 2 State Constitutional Provisions on Religion (as of 1947) 299 Appendix 3 United States Supreme Court Decisions Relating to Religious Liberty 305 Index 339 Bahasa : InggrisHalaman : 338Penerbit : Westview PressTahun terbit : 2011Harga : $ 42.00

  • Heather West
    2019-03-15 01:31

    This is an excellent history of religion in America. At the time the Constitution was written, the concept of a religion-less state was nowhere in sight. Instead, the founders assumed that good moral standing would be moderated by the states, and forbid the interference of the federal government.Now, we have forged a new compromise, in which all levels of government must be religion-neutral. However, this is a very difficult task; at its root, it is a subjective standard. What, exactly, encourages or helps religion? What inhibits it?A great read by an accomplished law professor, this book was the backbone of a final paper on the First Amendment. It was by far the most fascinating topic I've written on in a long time, and I hope to read more on the topic.