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Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

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ISBN-10: 0814719368

ISBN-13: 9780814719367

Edition: 2003

Authors: Daniel Dreisbach

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"Excellent introduction to the thorny interpretive issues that continue to grow around Jefferson's wall."The Journal of Southern History "In the opinion of this reviewer, Dreisbach is undeniably correct. His research is thorough, and his analysis comports with the history of the period. Dreisbach's study of Jefferson's likely meaning when he utilized the phrase "wall of separation" makes a valuable contribution to an important area of the constitutional law, an area of great consequence to Christians. The fact that it is written by a law professor at a "top twenty" law school increases its significance and credibility in the scholar world. The book has a minimum of legal jargon and can…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 283
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: The Creation of an American Metaphor
The President, a Mammoth Cheese, and the "Wall of Separation": Jeffersonian Politics and the New England Baptists
"Sowing Useful Truths and Principles": Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptist Association
"What the Wall Separates": A Jurisdictional Interpretation of the "Wall of Separation"
Early References to a "Wall of Separation": Prefiguring the Jeffersonian Metaphor
Creating "Effectual Barriers": Alternative Metaphors in Defense of Religious Liberty
"Useful Truths and Principles ... Germinate and Become Rooted" in the American Mind: Jefferson's Metaphor Enters Political and Juridical Discourse
Conclusion: The Re-Creation of Church-State Law, Policy, and Discourse
Documents from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Selected Bibliography
About the Author