Beyond the Separation of Church and State in America
“Beyond the Wall Between Church and State,” Oasis 14 (2012): 73-78
7 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019
Date Written: 2014
This Essay analyzes the convergence of secularization theory and separation of church and state logic in mid-20th century American law and culture. It also shows that First Amendment law has moved beyond this separationist logic in recent opinions, and suggests a new integrative theory of religion, culture, and politics in its support.
Keywords: Secularization, Separation of Church and State, First Amendment, Religious Freedom, Public Religion, Religion and Politics, Religion and Culture, United States Supreme Court
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