Religion & Law in America: An Encyclopedic Dictionary, 1st Edition

  • Christopher Thomas Anglim
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  • ISBN-10: 1592373097
  • ISBN-13: 9781592373093
  • DDC: 322.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 847 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

This informative, easy-to-use reference work covers a wide range of legal issues that affect the roles of religion and law in American society. Extensive A-Z entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.

This Dictionary focuses on topics involved with the constitutional theory and interpretation of religion and the law; terms providing a historical explanation of the ways in which America's ever increasing ethnic and religious diversity contributed to our current understanding of the mandates of the First and Fourteenth Amendments; terms and concepts describing the development of religion clause jurisprudence; an analytical examination of the distinct vocabulary used in this area of the law; the means by which American courts have attempted to balance religious liberty against other important individual and social interests in a wide variety of physical and regulatory environments, including the classroom, the workplace, the courtroom, religious group organization and structure, taxation, the clash of "secular" and "religious" values, and the relationship of the generalized idea of individual autonomy of the specific concept of religious liberty.

Important legislation and legal cases affecting religion and society are thoroughly covered in this timely volume, including a detailed Table of Cases and Table of Statutes for more detailed research. A guide to further reading and an index are also included.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction & User Guide.
An Essential Historical Background.
1: A Abington School District v. Schempp (U.S. 1963).
2: Abolition.
3: Abortion.
4: Accommodation Of Religious Belief.
5: Accommodationist (or Nonpreferentialist).
6: ACLU Nebraska Foundation v. City of Plattsmouth (8th Cir. 2005).
7: Adoption.
8: Adultery.
9: Aguilar v. Felton (U.S. 1985).
10: Allegheny County v. American Civil Liberties Union (U.S. 1989).
11: American Civil Liberties Union.
12: Americans United for Separation Of Church and State.
13: Amish Exception.
14: Anti-Defamation League.
15: Asylum.
16: Atheism.
17: Baker v. Fales (Mass. (The Dedham Case).
18: Bankruptcy.
19: Becker Amendment.
20: Belief-Conduct Dichotomy.
21: At Publicbible Distribution Schools.
22: Bible, Reading Of.
23: Bill of Rights.
24: Black Church.
25: Blaine Amendment.
26: Blasphemy.
27: Blood Transfusions.
28: Board Of Education v. Allen (U.S. 1968).
29: Board Of Education v. Grumet (U.S. 1994) (Kiryas Joel Case).
30: Board Of Education v. Mergens (U.s..
31: Board Of Trustees v. Mccreary (U.S. 1985).
32: Bob Jones University v. United States (U.S. 1983).
33: Boerne, City of v. Flores (U.S. 1997).
34: Bowen v. Kendrick (U.S. 1988).
35: Bowen v. Roy (U.S. 1986).
36: Bradfield v. Roberts (U.S. 1899).
37: Braunfeld v. Brown (U.S. 1961).
38: Bronx Household Of Faith v. Board Of Education For The City Of New York (2003).
39: Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson (U.S. 1952).
40: California Missions Preservation Act.
41: Canon Law.
42: Cantwell v. Connecticut (U.S. 1940).
43: Capital Punishment.
44: Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Albany v. Serio (Ny C.A. 2006).
45: Ceremonial Deism.
46: Chaplains.
47: Charitable Choice Provision.
48: Charitable Corporation.
49: Charitable Deduction.
50: Charitable Immunity.
51: Charitable Trust.
52: Charity.
53: Child Benefit Theory.
54: Child Custody.
55: Christian Legal Society.
56: Christian Nation.
57: Christian Scientist Church.
58: Church And State.
59: Church Arson.
60: Church Autonomy.
61: Church Autonomy Disputes.
62: Church Autonomy Doctrine.
63: Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church).
64: Church Of Latter-Day Saints v. Amos (U.S. 1987).
65: Church Records.
66: Church Tribunals.
67: Civic Religion.
68: Clergy.
69: Clergy, Benefit of.
70: Clergy Malpractice.
71: Clergy Sex Abuse.
72: Collective Bargaining Agreements and Religion.
73: Committee for Public Education and Liberty v. Regan (U.S. 1980).
74: Common Law And Christianity.
75: Conscientious Objector.
76: Contraception.
77: Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair).
78: Criminal Conduct.
79: Cult.
80: Culture Wars.
81: Cutter v. Wilkinson (U.S. 2005).
82: Davis v. Beason (U.S. 1890).
83: Defense Of Marriage Act (Doma).
84: Deprogramming Cases.
85: Disestablishment.
86: Divisiveness Doctrine.
87: Divorce.
88: Doremus v. Board Of Education (U.S. 1952).
89: Drugs and Religion.
90: Due Process Clause.
91: Ecclesiastical Corporation.
92: Ecclesiastical Court.
93: Ecclesiastical Disputes.
94: Ecclesiastical Law.
95: Edwards v. Aguillard (U.S. 1987).
96: Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (U.S. 2004).
97: Employment Division v. Smith (U.S. 1990).
98: Endorsement Test.
99: Engel v. Vitale (U.S. 1962).
100: Enlightenment.
101: Epperson v. Arkansas (U.S. 1968).
102: Established Church.
103: Establishment Clause.
104: Eternal Law.
105: Evangelical Manifesto.
106: Everson v. Board of Education (U.S. 1947).
107: Excessive Entanglement.
108: Faith Healing.
109: Faith-Based Initiatives.
110: Family Law.
111: Federalism.
112: Fetal Rights.
113: First Amendment (U.S. Constitution).
114: Flag Salute Ceremony.
115: Foreign Policy.
116: Frazee v. Illinois Department of Employment Security (U.S. 1989).
117: Free Exercise Clause.
118: Freedom of Religion.
119: Fundamental Right, Religious Freedom as a.
120: Gillette v. United States (U.S. 1971).
121: Goldman v. Weinberger (U.S. 1986).
122: Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal (U.S. 2006).
123: Government Aid to Private Schools.
124: Government Aid to Religious Institutions.
125: Grand Rapids School District v. Ball (U.S. 1985).
126: Grassley Investigation of Televangelists.
127: Hate Crimes.
128: Heffron v. International Society For Krishna Consciousness (U.S. 1981).
129: Hernandez v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (U.S. 1989).
130: Holiday Displays.
131: Home Schooling.
132: Homosexuality.
133: Human Rights Campaign.
134: In God We Trust.
135: International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
136: Jehovah's Witnesses.
137: Jimmy Swaggart Ministries v. Board Of Equalization (U.S. 1990).
138: Johnson v. Robison (U.S. 1974).
139: Jones v. Wolf (U.S. 1979).
140: Jonestown.
141: Judaism.
142: Judicial Appointments and Religion.
143: Judicial Deference and Religion.
144: Jury Service and Religion.
145: Kennewick Man Case.
146: Larkin v. Grendel's Den, Inc. (U.S. 1982).
147: Larson v. Valente (U.S. 1982).
148: Lemon v. Kurtzman (U.S. 1971).
149: Levitt v. Committee for Public Education (U.S. 1973).
150: Lynch v. Donnelly (U.S. 1984).
151: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (U.S. 1988).
152: Madison's Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments (1785).
153: Marsh v. Chambers (U.S. 1983).
154: Maryland Toleration Act (1649).
155: Massachusetts Bay Colonial Charters (1629, 1691).
156: Mccollum v. Board Of Education (U.S. 1948) (Illinois ex rel. McCollum v. Board of Education No. 71 of Champaign Co., Ill.).
157: Mccreary County v. Aclu (U.S. 2005).
158: Mcdaniel v. Paty (U.S. 1978).
159: Medical Treatment.
160: Military Chaplains.
161: Minersville School District v. Gobitis (U.S. 1940).
162: Ministerial Exemption.
163: Moment of Silence.
164: Moment of Silence Cases.
165: Mormon Cases.
166: Mueller v. Allen (U.S. 1983).
167: Muslim Charities.
168: Mutual Abstinence.
169: Native American Religions.
170: Natural Law.
171: Negligence and Religious Organizations.
172: Neutrality Standard.
173: New Religious Movement (NRM).
174: Nonprofit Corporation.
175: Norwood v. Harrison (U.S. 1973).
176: O'lone v. Estate of Shabazz (U.S. 1987).
177: Original Intent.
178: Pagans/wiccans.
179: People for the American Way /People for the American Way Foundation.
180: Pharmacists Conscience Clause.
181: Pierce v. Society of Sisters (U.S. 1925).
182: Place of Worship.
183: Pledge of Allegiance.
184: Polygamy.
185: Prisons and Prisoners.
186: Privacy.
187: Property Tax Exemption.
188: Proselytizing.
189: Prosperity Gospel.
190: Protestantism.
191: Public Forum.
192: Public Office.
193: Public School Curriculum.