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That Godless Court?: Supreme Court Decisions on Church-State Relationships

Ronald B. Flowers

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ISBN 10: 0664255620 / ISBN 13: 9780664255626
Published by Westminster John Knox Press, 1994
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Title: That Godless Court?: Supreme Court Decisions...

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Publication Date: 1994

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st ed.

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The "religious clause" of the First Amendment, seemingly simple and clear, has been and continues to be controversial in its application. In this book, Flowers explains the Court's thinking, clarifying for readers the decisions that have been built on or that have altered previous positions.

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"Ron Flowers’ book, now revised and updated, has long been a classic. Flowers succeeds in synthesizing the sometimes arcane and often complex Supreme Court decisions interpreting the First Amendment's religion clauses. In a bumper-sticker world, Flowers avoids the temptation to over-simplify, but still presents the material in a way that students and the general public alike can understand. By the way, lawyers and scholars could benefit from a peek at it too!" --J. Brent Walker, Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, Washington, D.C.

"At a time when misinformation and misunderstanding about the Religion Clauses and the role of the Supreme Court abound, this second edition could not be more timely. Flowers has accomplished what might seem to be the impossible in today's divisive climate: a coherent, readable, and comprehensive account of the Supreme Court and the cases that frame the issues at the center of church-state debate today. This highly accessible resource is essential for anyone wishing to make sense of the confusion wrought by the ‘culture war.’" --Barbara A. McGraw, J.D., Ph.D., author of Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground: Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America.

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