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Published: 21 April 2016

424 Pages


ISBN: 9780190459420

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Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment

Fourth Edition

John Witte, Jr. and Joel A. Nichols

  • Offers a comprehensive analysis of every Supreme Court case on religious freedom from 1815-2015
  • Analyzes every eighteenth century text that helped to form the original intent of the First Amendment no establishment and free exercise clause
  • Delineates the principles of American religious freedom that were central to the founders and remain axiomatic for modern religious freedom
  • Compares modern United States Supreme Court cases and modern European Court of Human Rights cases on religious freedom
  • Engages with recent academic attacks on religious freedom and makes a strong argument for a principled religious freedom

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