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The myth of American religious freedom, David Sehat

Label
The myth of American religious freedom
Title
The myth of American religious freedom
Statement of responsibility
David Sehat
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this new and compelling examination of American religious history, Sehat argues that this country did not extend freedom of religion to all, but until recently was controlled by a Protestant Christian establishment that sought to impose its will in coercive and often exclusionary ways. An assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, Sehat shows how state and federal courts sided with the Protestant moral establishment in battles with Roman Catholics over public schools, with Mormons over polygamy, and with freethinkers over the right to be irreligious. This argument might surprise 21st-century Americans convinced their country has always been a beacon of religious liberty, but it is precisely this flaw in the national religious image that Sehat attempts to illuminate
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sehat, David
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.S43 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of religion
  • Christian ethics
  • United States
Label
The myth of American religious freedom, David Sehat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Moral reproduction and the family,
  • p. 97
  • Morals, citizenship, and segregation,
  • p. 111
  • Women's rights, woman's individuality, and the Bible,
  • p. 133
  • Religion, morals, and law,
  • p. 155 -- A
  • conflict of authorities,
  • p. 813
  • Contested liberties,
  • Liberal and conservative moral visions,
  • p. 205 -- The
  • liberal moment,
  • p. 227 -- A
  • moral majority?,
  • p. 255 -- Conclusion : Moral maximalism and religious control, p. 283
  • p. 13 -- A
  • godless government?,
  • p. 31 -- The
  • moral establishment,
  • p. 51 -- The
  • moral purpose of slavery and abolition,
  • p. 73
Control code
sky213427604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780195388763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010014076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195388763
Label
The myth of American religious freedom, David Sehat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Moral reproduction and the family,
  • p. 97
  • Morals, citizenship, and segregation,
  • p. 111
  • Women's rights, woman's individuality, and the Bible,
  • p. 133
  • Religion, morals, and law,
  • p. 155 -- A
  • conflict of authorities,
  • p. 813
  • Contested liberties,
  • Liberal and conservative moral visions,
  • p. 205 -- The
  • liberal moment,
  • p. 227 -- A
  • moral majority?,
  • p. 255 -- Conclusion : Moral maximalism and religious control, p. 283
  • p. 13 -- A
  • godless government?,
  • p. 31 -- The
  • moral establishment,
  • p. 51 -- The
  • moral purpose of slavery and abolition,
  • p. 73
Control code
sky213427604
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 356 pages
Isbn
9780195388763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010014076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195388763

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