God on Trial

God on Trial : Landmark Cases from America's Religious Battlefields

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An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided, from the acclaimed author of A People's History of the Supreme Court

As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in A People's History of the Supreme Court, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America's growing religious wars.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 21mm | 318g
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143113755
  • 9780143113751
  • 2,217,780

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aPeter Irons is that rare legal scholar who, with impeccable clarity, translates the most important constitutional issues of our time into human terms.a
aHoward Zinn, author of "A Peopleas History of the United States"
aFinally, a book on the struggle for religious freedom that goes beyond the hype and the headlines . . . This is a must-read book.a
aJay Sekulow, chief council, American Center for Law & Justice
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About Peter Irons

Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five previous award-winning books. The most recent, A People's History of the Supreme Court, was awarded the Silver Gavel Certificate of Merit by the American Bar Association.
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