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Religion and the Constitution

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ISBN-10: 0735561370

ISBN-13: 9780735561373

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Michael W. McConnell, John H. Garvey, Thomas C. Berg

List price: $157.00
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Refresh your course in Religious Liberty, Religion and the Constitution, or Religious Institutions and the Law with this timely revision. RELIGION AND THE CONSTITUTION, Second Edition, pays careful attention to significant recent developments as it examines the relationship between government and religion within the framework of the Constitution.This class-tested casebook:features exceptional authors who are well-known for their scholarshipplaces current debates in the context of broad recurring themes: 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 schoolsuses notes and questions to connect constitutional and religious history to current constitutional issuescombines notes and problems to stimulate deeper understanding and the application of knowledge to new issuesfocuses on the interrelation between free exercise and establishment clausespromotes in-depth case analysis by the use of lightly edited classic and current casesThe Second Edition incorporates the many changes in the field:a substantially revised section on 'The Power of the Purse' considers the latest developments regarding school vouchers (Zelman), state 'Blaine Amendments' (Locke v. Davey), funding of social services (e.g. the Bush Administration's 'faith-based initiative'), and 'strings' attached to government aidthe section on tort claims against religious institutions reflects recent issues arising out of sexual-abuse casesnew Supreme Court and key lower-court decisions in all areas appear throughout the book
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Book details

List price: $157.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 7/26/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 778
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Thomas C. Berg (Minneapolis, MN) is professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. He is the author of Religion and the Constitution, 2nd ed. (with Michael McConnell and John Garvey); Religious Organizations in the United States: A Study of Identity, Liberty, and Law; and The State and Religion in a Nutshell.

Introduction
History
Religion in the Regulatory State
The Power of the Purse
Religion and the Government's Influence Over Culture
What Is "Religion"