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Religious Liberty and the Secular State The Constitutional Context

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ISBN-10: 0879753986

ISBN-13: 9780879753986

Edition: N/A

Authors: John M. Swomley

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This book examines the political and religious context in which the Constitution and The Bill of Rights were adopted. Swomley reasons that those who wrote and adopted the Constitution and First Amendment intended a strict separation of church and state, a government that would neither aid nor impede religion.Religious Liberty and the Secular State refutes Chief Justice Rehnquist's position that the framers of the Constitution did not intend to ban all religious aid, only preferential aid. Swomley also refutes Rehnquist's claim that the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment was intended to prevent the establishment of a single national church. Swomley concludes that the Constitution…    
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English