ERIC Number: ED278595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Religion and Law in American History. Church, State and the First Amendment: A North Carolina Dialogue.
Semonche, John E., Ed.
This two-part anthology contains a series of background readings on church-state issues designed to provide primary materials through which North Carolinians can better understand the religion clauses of the First Amendment. Part 1 gives historical and philosophical background in four chapters: (1) "God's Country: Perception or Presumption?"; (2) "Near the Beginning: Should God's Realm Be Separated from Man's?"; (3) "The Rights of Man and Other Bases for Religious Liberty: A Practical Accommodation or a Moral Imperative?"; and (4) "The Constitutional Foundation: What Did the Religious Clauses Mean?" Part 2 describes the legal experience in four chapters numbered sequentially from part 1: (5) "The Basic Cases: What Limits Do the Religion Clauses Place Upon the States?"; (6) "Free Exercise of Religion: How Much Room Should Government Allow?"; (7) "School Prayer and Financial Assistance: What Tends To Establish Religion?"; and (8) "Historical Exceptions: Does Custom Equal Constitutionality?" Each chapter contains readings and questions for discussion. A list of suggestions for additional reading is included. (KWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.
Note: Prepared under the auspices of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values. For related documents, see SO 017 880-881.