The Resource Defending American religious neutrality, Andrew Koppelman, (electronic resource)

Defending American religious neutrality, Andrew Koppelman, (electronic resource)

Label
Defending American religious neutrality
Title
Defending American religious neutrality
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Koppelman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
While First Amendment doctrine treats religion as a human good, the state must not take sides on theological questions. Koppelman explains the logic of this uniquely American form of neutrality: why it is fair to give religion special treatment, why old (but not new) religious ceremonies are permitted, and why laws must have a secular purpose
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Koppelman, Andrew
Dewey number
342.730852
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
KF4865
LC item number
.K67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • Ecclesiastical law
Summary expansion
Although it is often charged with hostility toward religion, First Amendment doctrine in fact treats religion as a distinctive human good. It insists, however, that this good be understood abstractly, without the state taking sides on any theological question. Here, a leading scholar of constitutional law explains the logic of this uniquely American form of neutrality-more religion-centered than liberal theorists propose, and less overtly theistic than conservatives advocate. The First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion is under threat. Growing numbers of critics, including a near-majority of the Supreme Court, seem ready to cast aside the ideal of American religious neutrality. Andrew Koppelman defends that ideal and explains why protecting religion from political manipulation is imperative in an America of growing religious diversity. Understanding American religious neutrality, Koppelman shows, can explain some familiar puzzles. How can Bible reading in public schools be impermissible while legislative sessions begin with prayers, Christmas is an official holiday, and the words "under God" appear in the Pledge of Allegiance? Are faith-based social services, public financing of religious schools, or the teaching of intelligent design constitutional? Combining legal, historical, and philosophical analysis, Koppelman shows how law coherently navigates these conundrums. He explains why laws must have a secular legislative purpose, why old, but not new, ceremonial acknowledgments of religion are permitted, and why it is fair to give religion special treatment
Label
Defending American religious neutrality, Andrew Koppelman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067561
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000319390
  • (StDuBDS)AH25018191
  • (SSID)ssj0000783046
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11507853
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000783046
  • (PQKBWorkID)10748919
  • (PQKB)10988330
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3301183
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000319390
Label
Defending American religious neutrality, Andrew Koppelman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674067561
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000319390
  • (StDuBDS)AH25018191
  • (SSID)ssj0000783046
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11507853
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000783046
  • (PQKBWorkID)10748919
  • (PQKB)10988330
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3301183
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000319390

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