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The Resource Farewell to Christendom : the future of church and state in America, Thomas J. Curry

Farewell to Christendom : the future of church and state in America, Thomas J. Curry

Label
Farewell to Christendom : the future of church and state in America
Title
Farewell to Christendom
Title remainder
the future of church and state in America
Statement of responsibility
Thomas J. Curry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas J. Curry argues that our understanding of the First Amendment has reached a point of deep crisis. Historical scholarship dealing with the background of the amendment is at an impasse, and judicial interpretation is in a state of disarray. Curry traces much of the current difficulty to the largely unexamined assumption on the part of judges and scholars that the amendment created a right - the right to free exercise of religion - and that the courts are the guardians of that right. Rather, he argues, the amendment is a limitation on government's ability to impinge on the religious liberty that citizens already possess by natural right." "Farewell to Christendom traces the developments behind Americans' determination to deprive their new government of power in the sphere of religion, and evaluates Supreme Court decisions in the light of that determination."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
322/.1/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.C93 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Farewell to Christendom : the future of church and state in America, Thomas J. Curry
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the context -- The formation of the First Amendment -- The continuing emergence of religious liberty -- The end of Christendom and the role of the courts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 143 pages
Isbn
9780195145694
Lccn
2001016313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45757716
Label
Farewell to Christendom : the future of church and state in America, Thomas J. Curry
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 116-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting the context -- The formation of the First Amendment -- The continuing emergence of religious liberty -- The end of Christendom and the role of the courts
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 143 pages
Isbn
9780195145694
Lccn
2001016313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45757716

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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