Religion and the Law in America
An Encyclopedia of Personal Belief and Public PolicyBook - 2007
This work is a comprehensive survey of one of the oldest--and hottest--debates in American history: the role of religion in the public discourse.
* 250 A-Z entries analyze specific court cases or offer short, topical surveys of specific areas
* Bibliographies follow each entry, indicating direction for further investigation
* Thematic essays analyze such controversial topics as the establishment clause, the teaching of creationism and evolution, and the refusal of medical care
* A chronology traces the development of attitudes toward the issue and changes in the relationship between church and state