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by Sarah Barringer Gordon

Author: Sarah Barringer Gordon
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Belknap Press; 1 edition (April 30, 2010)
Pages: 352 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.9
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Sarah Barringer Gordon. Telling the story from the ground up, Gordon recovers religious practices and traditions that have generated compelling claims while transforming the law of religion.

Sarah Barringer Gordon. A new constitutional world burst into American life in the mid-twentieth century. For the first time, the national constitution's religion clauses were extended by the United States Supreme Court to all state and local governments. From isolated schoolchildren to outraged housewives and defiant prisoners, believers invoked legal protection while courts struggled to produce stable constitutional standards.

Sarah Barringer Gordon, also known as Sally Gordon, is the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law . The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2010). Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and a Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in the history of American religion and law. Life and career. from Vassar College, . from Yale Law School, . Ethics) from Yale Divinity School and a P. in History from Princeton University. The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (The University of North Carolina Press, 2001). The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America Although I feel somewhat ungenerous in wanting more from a book with so many, and such a broad range, of sources, The Spirit of the Law might still have related religious elements within the new constitutional world in broader, more interactive ways.

Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of. .The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America Apr 30, 2010. by Sarah Barringer Gordon. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, teaches in the areas of church and state, property, and legal history in the law school, and American religious and constitutional history in the history department. Only 18 left in stock (more on the way).

book by Sarah Barringer Gordon. Here, Sarah Gordon tells the stories of passionate believers who turned to the law and the courts to facilitate a diversity of spiritual practice. Legal deicisions revealed the exquisite difficulty of gauging where religion ends and government begins. A new constitutional world burst into American life in the mid-twentieth century

Sarah Barringer Gordon. As energized religious individuals and groups probed the new boundaries between religion and government and claimed their sacred rights in court, a complex and evolving landscape of religion and law emerged

Sarah Barringer Gordon, also known as Sally Gordon, is the Arlin M. Adams Professor . Gordon holds a bachelor's degree from Vassar College, a law degree from Yale Law School, an . degree from Yale and a P. from Princeton University. Among books by Gordon are The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth Century America and The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America.

Gordon, Sarah Barringer, 1955-. Publication, Distribution, et. Cambridge, Mass. The new constitutional world : an introduction The worship of idols : patriotism and the end of time, 1935-1955 The almighty and the dollar : Protestants, Catholics, and sectarianism, 1940-1965 Faith a. The new constitutional world : an introduction The worship of idols : patriotism and the end of time, 1935-1955 The almighty and the dollar : Protestants, Catholics, and sectarianism, 1940-1965 Faith as liberation : the nation of Islam and religion in prison, 1940-1975 Holy war : evangelical women and the battle against secularism, 1975-2000 Covenants of love : progressive Judaism, interfaith activism, and marriage, 1970-2007 Epilogue : the resilience of religion. Rubrics: Religion and law United States Constitutional law Religious aspects.

By Sarah Barringer Gordon. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The world she discusses implies but is not focused on the whole Constitution; in fact, some . ISBN 978-0-674-04654-2. Supreme Court decisions of 1940 and especially 1947, her concern, dealt chiefly with the religion clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution. cities may need to be informed or reminded that the Establishment clause reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.

Press 2004); Tushnet, Mark, Taking the Constitution Away from the Courts (Princeton Univ. Press 1999); Waldron, Jeremy, Law and Disagreement (Oxford Univ.

A new constitutional world burst into American life in the mid-twentieth century. For the first time, the national constitution's religion clauses were extended by the United States Supreme Court to all state and local governments. As energized religious individuals and groups probed the new boundaries between religion and government and claimed their sacred rights in court, a complex and evolving landscape of religion and law emerged.

Sarah Gordon tells the stories of passionate believers who turned to the law and the courts to facilitate a dazzling diversity of spiritual practice. Legal decisions revealed the exquisite difficulty of gauging where religion ends and government begins. Controversies over school prayer, public funding, religion in prison, same-sex marriage, and secular rituals roiled long-standing assumptions about religion in public life. The range and depth of such conflicts were remarkable—and ubiquitous.

Telling the story from the ground up, Gordon recovers religious practices and traditions that have generated compelling claims while transforming the law of religion. From isolated schoolchildren to outraged housewives and defiant prisoners, believers invoked legal protection while courts struggled to produce stable constitutional standards. In a field dominated by controversy, the vital connection between popular and legal constitutional understandings has sometimes been obscured. The Spirit of the Law explores this tumultuous constitutional world, demonstrating how religion and law have often seemed irreconcilable, even as they became deeply entwined in modern America.