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Did the Founding Fathers intend to build a "wall of separation" between church and state? Are public Ten Commandments displays or the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance consistent with the Founders' understandings of religious freedom? In God and the Founders, Dr. Vincent Phillip Muoz answers these questions by providing new, comprehensive interpretations of James Madison, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. By analyzing Madison's, Washington's, and Jefferson's public documents, private writings, and political actions, Muoz explains the Founders' competing church-state political philosophies. Muoz explores how Madison, Washington, and Jefferson agreed and disagreed by showing how their different principles of religious freedom would decide the Supreme Court's most important First Amendment religion cases. God and the Founders answers the question, "What would the Founders do?" for the most pressing church-state issues of our time, including prayer in public schools, government support of religion, and legal burdens on individual's religious conscience. - Publisher.

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God and the founders
Madison, Washington, and Jefferson
Vincent Phillip Muñoz.

Published 2009 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction : The founders, religious freedom, and the First Amendment's religion clauses
Part 1 : The founders' church-state political philosophies.
James Madison's principle of state noncognizance of religion
George Washington on church and state : religion and the civic good
Thomas Jefferson's natural rights philosophy and anticlerical politics of religious liberty
Part 2 : The founders and the First Amendment religion clauses.
Madison's, Washington's, and Jefferson's church-state doctrines
Madison, Washington, Jefferson and the establishment clause
Madison, Washington, Jefferson, and the free exercise clause
The founders v. the Supreme Court
Conclusion : The founders and church-state jurisprudence
Memorial and remonstrance against religious assessments / James Madison, 1785
A bill establishing a provision for teachers of the Christian religion / Patrick Henry, 1784
A bill for establishing religious freedom in Virginia / Thomas Jefferson, 1777

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BR516 .M86 2009

The Physical Object

x, 242 p.
23 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
9780521515153, 9780521735797
LC Control Number
Library Thing
7066942 6131229


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