eBook Church and State: Documents Decoded, 1st Edition

  • David K. Ryden
  • Jeffrey J. Polet
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699491
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699495
  • DDC: 322.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

This thoroughly annotated document collection gives students and researchers an authoritative source for understanding the evolving political and legal relationship between church and state from colonial times to the present day.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Documents Decoded.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Church and State in Colonial America.
1: Virginia Articles, Laws, and Orders 1610–1611.
2: Mayflower Compact November 11, 1620.
3: Plymouth Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity 1625.
4: John Winthrop’s Sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” 1630.
5: Letter from John Cotton to Lord Say and Seal 1636.
6: Fundamental Orders of Connecticut January 14, 1639.
7: The Massachusetts Body of Liberties December 1641.
8: Roger Williams Explains “The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience” 1644.
9: John Winthrop’s Little Speech on Liberty 1645.
10: A Platform of Church Discipline by John Cotton, Richard Mather, and Ralph Partridge 1649.
11: Samuel Danforth’s Brief Recognition of New England’s Errand into the Wilderness 1670.
12: Increase Mather’s “The Day of Trouble Is Near” December 11, 1673.
13: Charter of Liberties and Frame of Government of the Province of Pennsylvania May 5, 1682.
14: Pennsylvania Act for Freedom of Conscience December 7, 1682.
15: George Whitefield on Britain’s Mercies and Britain’s Duties August 24, 1746.
16: Abraham Keteltas on “God Arising and Pleading His People’s Cause” 1777.
17: Jacob Cushing’s “Divine Judgments Upon Tyrants” April 20, 1778.
Constitutional History of Church-State Relations.
18: Worcestriensis 1776.
19: “To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia: A Memorial and Remonstrance” 1785.
20: Elihu, American Mercury February 18, 1788.
21: George Washington’s Letters to Religious Associations 1789, 1790.
22: George Washington’s Farewell Address September 19, 1796.
Civil Religion and Religious Expression in the Public Square.
23: Benjamin Franklin’s Constitutional Convention Address on Prayer June 28, 1787.
24: Franklin D. Roosevelt Addresses the National Conference of Catholic Charities October 4, 1933.
25: George Docherty’s “The New Birth of Freedom” February 7, 1954.
26: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Speech at the Islamic Center of Washington June 28, 1957.
27: John F. Kennedy Discusses His Religious Faith September 12, 1960.
28: John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address January 20, 1961.
29: Prayer in Public Schools: Engel v. Vitale June 25, 1962.
30: Public Space, Religious Displays: County of Allegheny v. ACLU July 3, 1989.
31: Praying at Graduation: Lee v. Weisman June 24, 1992.
32: Displaying the Ten Commandments: Van Orden v. Perry June 27, 2005.
33: Petitioning God at Town Council: Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway May 5, 2014.
Public Aid to Religious Institutions and Organizations.
34: Public Aid for Private School Transportation: Everson v. Board of Education February 10, 1947.
35: Public Funds for Parochial School Activities: Lemon v. Kurtzman June 28, 1971.
36: Teen Pregnancy Awareness and Religious Providers: Bowen v. Kendrick June 29, 1988.
37: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act August 22, 1996.
38: Funding Public Teachers in Religious Schools: Agostini v. Felton June 23, 1997.
39: Executive Order Establishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives January 29, 2001.
40: Public Vouchers for Private Schools: Zelman v. Simmons-Harris June 27, 2002.
41: Excluding the Religious from State Scholarship Programs: Locke v. Davey February 25, 2004.
42: Religiously Based Prison Reentry Programs: Americans United v. Prison Fellowship December 3, 2007.
43: Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s “The ‘Faith-Based’ Initiative” n.d..
The Challenge of Religious Liberty.
44: Religious Proselytization and Local Regulation: Cantwell v. Connecticut May 20, 1940.
45: Labor Rights for Seventh Day Adventists: Sherbert v. Verner June 17, 1963.
46: Compulsory Education and the Amish: Wisconsin v. Yoder May 15, 1972.
47: Is Taking Peyote Protected Religious Practice? Employment Division v. Smith April 17, 1990.
48: Bill Clinton’s Remarks on Signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act November 16, 1993.
49: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in City of Boerne v. Flores June 25, 1997.
50: Bishop William Lori Testifies Before Congress on Religious Liberty October 26, 2011.
51: Religious Liberty and the Contraceptive Mandate: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., et al. June 30, 2014.
52: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Comments on Veto of State Religious Protection Law March 28, 2016.
Conclusion.
Timeline of Events.
Further Reading.
Index.
About the Authors.