Religion and the Constitution
Especially well suited to a variety of courses, the comprehensive yet concise Religion and the Constitution brings a refreshing new perspective to the study of topics of enduring interest.Instructors will appreciate the book for its: - exceptional authorship -- Michael W. McConnell, John H. Garvey, and Thomas C. Berg are outstanding scholars in the area- emphasis on broad, recurring themes to place current debates in context, for example; free exercise of religion in the face of government regulation, government financial assistance to religious institutions, and the role of religion in government institutions such as schools- Notes and questions that connect constitutional and religious history with today's constitutional issues- focus on the relationship between free exercise and establishment clauses- lightly-edited cases that promote deep analysis- Teacher's Manual that offers guidance for structuring the course, as well as answers and analysis of questions raised in the bookThe text is divided into six main parts: - Introduction- History- Religion in the Regulatory State- The Power of the Purse- Religion and the Government's Influence Over Culture- What is Religion?Religion and the Constitution, --the perfect balance between historical and contemporary issues. Be sure to consider it for your next course.show more
- Mixed media product | 937 pages
- 157.5 x 244.3 x 41.4mm | 1,102.24g
- Aspen Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Philadelphia, United States