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The Resource Wrestling with God : the courts' tortuous treatment of religion, Patrick M. Garry

Wrestling with God : the courts' tortuous treatment of religion, Patrick M. Garry

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Wrestling with God : the courts' tortuous treatment of religion
Title
Wrestling with God
Title remainder
the courts' tortuous treatment of religion
Statement of responsibility
Patrick M. Garry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
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Garry, Patrick M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Freedom of religion
  • Religion and state
  • Judicial process
  • Liberté religieuse
  • Religion et État
  • Processus judiciaire
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Freedom of religion
  • Judicial process
  • Religion and state
  • United States
  • Kirche
  • Rechtsprechung
  • Religionsfreiheit
  • Staat
  • USA
Summary expansion
The Relationship Between church and state is both controversial and unsettled. For decades, the courts have vacillated dramatically in their rulings on when a particular governmental accommodation rises to the level of an impermissible state establishment of religion. Without a comprehensive theory of the First Amendment establishment clause, religion cases have devolved into a jurisprudence of minutiae. Seemingly insignificant occurrences, such as a student reading a religious story or a teacher wearing a cross on a necklace, have led to years of litigation. And because of the constant threat of judicial intrusion, a pervasive social anxiety exists about the presence of religion in American public life. This anxiety, in turn, leads to more litigation, as opposing parties constantly try to influence the fluctuating direction of the courts' religion doctrines. Courts have often treated the two religion clauses of the First Amendment as contradictory, with the free exercise clause used to protect religious practices and the establishment clause employed to limit the public expression of religious beliefs. Wrestling with God not only reconciles the relationship between the two clauses but also distinguishes them in terms of their respective purposes. Whereas the exercise clause focuses on individual freedom, the establishment clause addresses the institutional autonomy of religious organizations. Under this distinction, many cases currently falling under the establishment clause--e.g., prayer in the schools--should instead by governed by the exercise clause. Unlike many contemporary interpretations of the establishment clause, the model offered in Wrestling with God views the clause not asa check on religion but as a protection against a specific kind of religious coercion--the kind that results from governmental interference with the freedom of religious institutions. As Patrick M. Garry skillfully argues in Wrestling with God, the establishment clause does not exist for the benefit of a secular society; it exists for those religious institutions in which individuals seek to practice their beliefs
Label
Wrestling with God : the courts' tortuous treatment of religion, Patrick M. Garry
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Inequality among equals
  • Turning the First Amendment against religion
  • Judicial experiments in establishment doctrines
  • The neutrality compromise
  • The historical relationship between religion and government
  • The cultural suspicion
  • A theory of the establishment clause
  • If not neutrality, then what? : the case for nonpreferential favoritism of religion
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ocn707925952
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unknown
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1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813214511
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
9780813214511
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22573/ctt25hp72
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707925952
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Wrestling with God : the courts' tortuous treatment of religion, Patrick M. Garry
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Inequality among equals
  • Turning the First Amendment against religion
  • Judicial experiments in establishment doctrines
  • The neutrality compromise
  • The historical relationship between religion and government
  • The cultural suspicion
  • A theory of the establishment clause
  • If not neutrality, then what? : the case for nonpreferential favoritism of religion
Control code
ocn707925952
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813214511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780813214511
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25hp72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707925952
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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