God, Schools, and Country

Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 30, p. 797, 2008

U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 10-22

13 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2010  

Ronna Greff Schneider

University of Cincinnati - College of Law

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

This article reviews Bruce J. Dierenfield's book The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America. Professor Dierenfield provides thoughtful insights into the often contentious mixture of religion and public education in the United States and puts the 1962 Supreme Court case of Engel v. Vitale in historical context. The book reads both like both a history text and a novel, and therein lies both its uniqueness and strength. The author provides his reader with an understanding not only about the law at issue, but about the people whose personalities and circumstances will largely affect the contours of that law.

Keywords: Engel v. Vitale, Bruce J. Dierenfield

JEL Classification: K40, K49

Suggested Citation

Greff Schneider, Ronna, God, Schools, and Country (May 1, 2010). Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 30, p. 797, 2008; U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 10-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1596322

Ronna Greff Schneider (Contact Author)

University of Cincinnati - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040
United States

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