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Published: 01 June 2012

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199858361

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The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Nicholas P. Miller

  • Shows how the separation of church and state was a fundamentally religious idea, originated, promoted and established by Biblically-conservative Christians based on primarily Biblical and religious ideas.
  • Also suggests that John Locke and other thinkers and ideas often associated with Enlightenment thought were actually influenced by and in some cases the product of Protestant religious thought.