Religion Education and the State

Author: Mark Strasser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317067339
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the context of education, Church and State issues are of growing importance and appear to be increasingly divisive. This volume critically examines the developing jurisprudence relating to religion in the schools beginning with Everson v. Board of Education, where the US Supreme Court discussed the wall of separation between Church and State. The study traces both how the Court's views have evolved during this period and how, through recharacterizations of past opinions and the facts underlying them, the Court has appeared to interpret Establishment Clause guarantees in light of the past jurisprudence when in reality that jurisprudence has been turned on its head. The Court not only offers an unstable jurisprudence that is more likely to promote than avoid the problems that the Establishment Clause was designed to prevent, but approaches Establishment Clause issues in a way that decreases the likelihood that an acceptable compromise on these important issues can be reached. The study focuses on the situation in the US but the important issue of religion, education and the state has great relevance in many jurisdictions.

Free Exercise of Religion and the United States Constitution

Author: Mark P. Strasser
Publisher: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion
ISBN: 9780815366898
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The United States is extremely diverse religiously and, not infrequently, individuals sincerely contend that they are unable to act in accord with law as a matter of conscience. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion and the United States Supreme Court has issued many decisions exploring the depth and breadth of those protections. This book addresses the Court¿s free exercise jurisprudence, discussing what counts as religion and the protections that have been afforded to a variety of religious practices. Regrettably, the Court has not offered a principled and consistent account of which religious practices are protected or even how to decide whether a particular practice is protected, which has resulted in similar cases being treated dissimilarly. Further, the Court¿s free exercise jurisprudence has been used to provide guidance in interpreting federal statutory protections, which is making matters even more chaotic. This book attempts to clarify what the Court has said in the hopes that it will contribute to the development of a more consistent and principled jurisprudence that respects the rights of the religious and the non-religious.

The Prospect Before Her

Author: Olwen Hufton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307791947
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Already hailed by English critics as "one of the most important works of history to be published since the Second World War, " Olwen Hufton's fascinating and brilliantly learned study begins, in this first of two volumes, with a wide ranging exploration of women's fate in Western Europe from medieval times to the early modern age. of illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.

The Heathen in His Blindness

Author: S. N. Balagangadhara
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004099432
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This book provides novel analyses of religion, the Roman 'religio', the construction of 'religions' in India and the nature of cultural differences. It also shows how the dynamic of Christianity as a religion has brought forth the western culture.

Marriage and Same sex Unions

Author: Lynn D. Wardle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275976538
Format: PDF
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This in-depth introduction to the pivotal arguments for and against legalizing same-sex marriage attempts to exemplify the high quality of thoughtful discussion that is possible.