This volume provides in a single source a thorough grounding in the origin, development, and current controversies surrounding the free practice of religion. Annotation. Urofsky (public policy and history, Virginia Commonwealth U.-Richmond) offers a reference to high school and undergraduate students who are beginning research into debates about religious freedom in the US. After describing the origins and development of the concept and the establishment and free-exercise clauses of the Constitution, he provides a list of key people, cases, and events; the texts of relevant documents; a chronology; a table of cases; and an annotated bibliography.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-390) and index.