Rel 197 Religion, Law and the Constitution (4)

An examination of the relationship of religion to American law and the United States Constitution.  Course will focus on Supreme Court decisions involving the “establishment” and “free exercise” clauses of the First Amendment. Attention will also be given to the intellectual, historical, religious and theological background behind the American experiment in “church-state” separation, including the thought of Roger Williams, the Founders (Washington, Jefferson, Madison), and contemporary analysts (e.g., M. Nussbaum). (HU)



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