Secularism and the Supreme Court
Dent, George W., Jr., Brigham Young University Law Review
"God is dead."
"The third day He rose again from the dead."
-The Apostle's Creed^^
Beginning with the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, religion was widely denounced by intellectuals as superstition, the enemy of reason and progress. They fought to extirpate religion from public life and predicted that, as social conditions improved through scientific progress and the spread of freedom, democracy, and education, religion would wither away. This secularism1 triumphed in the Supreme Court in the 1960s and transformed the Court's construction of the religion clauses of the First Amendment of the Constitution.2 Defying the intellectuals' …
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Publication information: Article title: Secularism and the Supreme Court. Contributors: Dent, George W., Jr. - Author. Journal title: Brigham Young University Law Review. Volume: 1999. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 1999. Page number: 1+. © Brigham Young University, Reuben Clark Law School 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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