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Defending American Religious Neutrality

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ISBN-10: 0674066464

ISBN-13: 9780674066465

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andrew Koppelman

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Although it is often charged with hostility toward religion, First Amendment doctrine in fact treats religion as a distinctive human good. It insists, however, that this good be understood abstractly, without the state taking sides on any theological question. Here, a leading scholar of constitutional law explains the logic of this uniquely American form of neutrality—more religion-centered than liberal theorists propose, and less overtly theistic than conservatives advocate.The First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion is under threat. Growing numbers of critics, including a near-majority of the Supreme Court, seem ready to cast aside the ideal of American religious neutrality.…    
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Book details

List price: $61.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 218
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor of Law at Northwestern University.

Introduction
The American Specification of Neutrality
Corruption of Religion and the Establishment Clause
Religion Clause Doctrine Explained
Why Single Out Religion?
A Secular State?
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index