God on Trial Landmark Cases from America's Religious Battlefields

ISBN-10: 0143113755

ISBN-13: 9780143113751

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Authors: Peter Irons
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Description: An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America dividedfrom the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions 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 The Courage of Their Convictions, 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 Trialrelates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in Americas growing religious wars.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in San Diego, California.

Preface
"Respecting an Establishment of Religion"
"A Wall Between Church and State"
"We Can Never Give Up"
Barry Lynn
Jay Sekulow
"With the Cross of Jesus": The Mount Soledad Cross Case from San Diego, California
Phil Paulson
Phil Thalheimer
"No Pray, No Play": The Football-Game Prayer Case from Santa Fe, Texas
Debbie Mason
John Couch
"I Am the Lord Thy God": The Ten Commandments Cases from Kentucky and Texas
Louanne Walker and Dave Howe
Jimmie Greene
"One Nation, Under God": The Pledge of Allegiance Case from Elk Grove, California
Mike Newdow
Bill Lugg
"In the Beginning": The "Intelligent Design" Case from Dover, Pennsylvania
Casey and Jeff Brown
The Reverend Ed Rowand
Conclusion
Sources and Suggested Readings
Index
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