Beyond the Separation of Church and State in America

“Beyond the Wall Between Church and State,” Oasis 14 (2012): 73-78

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John Witte

Emory University School of Law

Justin Latterell

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Witte, John and Latterell, Justin, Beyond the Separation of Church and State in America (2014). “Beyond the Wall Between Church and State,” Oasis 14 (2012): 73-78 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3435022

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Justin Latterell

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