Church-State Constitutional Issues: Making Sense of the Establishment Clause

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This volume explores the often-debated and always topical issue of the relationship between church and state as outlined in the First Amendment. Drakeman takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the meaning of the establishment clause, demonstrating how the studies of law, religion, history, and political science provide insight into this relationship which, since the nation's inception, has been difficult to define. These viewpoints combine to offer a new interpretation of the establishment clause, marking the work as a valuable tool toward further understanding of this complex issue.

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