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They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the relationship between church and state offered by various American scholars.
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Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Derek H Davis
This book offers the first comprehensive examination of the role of religion in the proceedings, theories, ideas and goals of the Continental Congress. Those who argue that the U.S. was founded as a "Christian Nation" have made much of the religio...
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<strong>Derek H. Davis</strong> is the Dean of the College of Humanities and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Director of the UMHB Center for Religious Liberty. He was formerlyDirector of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and Professor of Political Science, Baylor University, and Editor of the <em>Journal of Church and State</em>. He is the author or editor of seventeenbooks, including <em>Original Intent</em> and <em>Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789</em>, and more than 150 articles in various journals and periodicals. He serves numerous organizations given to the protection of religious freedom in American and international contexts.
Part One: Introduction 1. Religious Pluralism as the Essential Foundation of America's Quest for Unity and Order, Derek H. Davis Part Two: Historical Dimensions 2. The Founding Era (1774-1797) and the Constitutional Provision for Religion, John F. Wilson 3. Eighteenth-Century Religious Liberty: The Founding Generation's Protestant-Derived Understanding, Barry Alan Shain 4. Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America, Steven K. Green 5. Religious Advocacy by American Religious Institutions: A History, Melissa Rogers Part Three: Constitutional Dimensions 6. Constitutional Language and Judicial Interpretations of the Free Exercise Clause, Bette Novitt Evans 7. The U.S. Supreme Court and Non-First Amendment Religion Cases, Ronald B. Flowers 8. The Meaning of the Separation of Church and State: Competing Views, Daniel L. Dreisbach 9. Managed Pluralism: The Emerging Church-State Model in the United States? Nicholas Gvosdev Part Four: Theological and Philosophical Dimensions 10. Religious Liberty and Religious Minorities in the United States, Elizabeth A. Sewell 11. Religious Symbols and Religious Expression in the Public Square, T. Jeremy Gunn 12. Religious Liberty as a Democratic Institution, Ted G. Jelen 13. Pursuit of the Moral Good and the Church-State Conundrum in the United States: The Politics of Sexual Orientation beyond Lawrence, Andrew R. Murphy and Caitlin Kerr Part Five: Political Dimensions 14. Monitoring and Surveillance of Religious Groups in the United States, James T. Richardson and Thomas Robbins 15. The U.S. Congress: Protecting and Accommodating Religion, Allen D. Hertzke 16. The Christian Right and Church-State Issues, Clyde Wilcox and Sam Potolicchio 17. American Religious Liberty in International Perspective, John Witte, Jr. Part Six: Sociological Dimensions 18. Supply-Side Changes in American Religion: Exploring the Implications of Church-State Relations, Roger Finke 19. Peeking through Jefferson's Wall: A Sociological Assessment of U.S. Church-State Relations, N.J. Demerath, III 20. The Role of Civil Religion in American Society, Richard V. Pierard Part Seven: Conclusion 21. The Interplay of Law, Religion, and Politics in the United States, Derek H. Davis