Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America

Editor: Grey House Publishing
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-59237-298-0
Category: Religion & Theology
Book Status: Available
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Extensive A-Z entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.

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Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION & USER GUIDE
  • AN ESSENTIAL HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
  • RELIGION AND THE LAW
  • A
  • Abington School District v. Schempp
  • ABOLITION
  • ABORTION
  • ACCOMMODATION OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF
  • ACCOMMODATIONIST (OR NONPREFERENTIALIST)
  • ACLU Nebraska Foundation v. City of Plattsmouth
  • ADOPTION .
  • ADULTERY
  • Aguilar v. Felton
  • Allegheny County v. American Civil Liberties Union
  • AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
  • AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
  • AMISH EXCEPTION
  • ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE
  • ASYLUM
  • ATHEISM
  • B
  • Baker v. Fales
  • BANKRUPTCY
  • BECKER AMENDMENT
  • BELIEF-CONDUCT DICHOTOMY
  • BIBLE DISTRIBUTION AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • BIBLE, READING OF
  • BILL OF RIGHTS
  • BLACK CHURCH
  • BLAINE AMENDMENT
  • BLASPHEMY
  • BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS
  • Board of Education v. Allen
  • Board of Education v. Grumet
  • Board of Education v. Mergens
  • Board of Trustees v. McCreary
  • Bob Jones University v. United States
  • Boerne, City of v. Flores
  • Bowen v. Kendrick
  • Bowen v. Roy
  • Bradfield v. Roberts
  • Braunfeld v. Brown
  • Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education for the City of N.Y.
  • Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson
  • C
  • CALIFORNIA MISSIONS PRESERVATION ACT
  • CANON LAW
  • Cantwell v. Connecticut
  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany v. Serio
  • CEREMONIAL DEISM
  • CHAPLAINS
  • CHARITABLE CHOICE PROVISION
  • CHARITABLE CORPORATION
  • CHARITABLE DEDUCTION
  • CHARITABLE IMMUNITY
  • CHARITABLE TRUST
  • CHARITY
  • CHILD BENEFIT THEORY
  • CHILD CUSTODY
  • CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
  • CHRISTIAN NATION
  • CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST CHURCH
  • CHURCH AND STATE
  • CHURCH ARSON
  • CHURCH AUTONOMY
  • CHURCH AUTONOMY DISPUTES
  • CHURCH AUTONOMY DOCTRINE
  • CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (MORMON CHURCH)
  • Church of Latter-day Saints v. Amos
  • CHURCH RECORDS
  • CHURCH TRIBUNALS
  • CIVIC RELIGION
  • CLERGY
  • CLERGY, BENEFIT OF
  • CLERGY MALPRACTICE
  • CLERGY SEX ABUSE
  • COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND RELIGION
  • Committee for Public Education and Liberty v. Regan
  • COMMON LAW AND CHRISTIANITY
  • CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR
  • CONTRACEPTION
  • COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS (CAIR)
  • CRIMINAL CONDUCT
  • CULT
  • CULTURE WARS
  • Cutter v. Wilkinson
  • D
  • Davis v. Beason
  • DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT (DOMA)
  • DEPROGRAMMING CASES
  • DISESTABLISHMENT
  • DIVISIVENESS DOCTRINE
  • DIVORCE
  • Doremus v. Board of Education
  • DRUGS AND RELIGION
  • DUE PROCESS CLAUSE
  • E
  • ECCLESIASTICAL CORPORATION
  • ECCLESIASTICAL COURT .
  • ECCLESIASTICAL DISPUTES
  • ECCLESIASTICAL LAW
  • Edwards v. Aguillard
  • Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow
  • Employment Division v. Smith
  • ENDORSEMENT TEST
  • Engel v. Vitale
  • ENLIGHTENMENT
  • Epperson v. Arkansas
  • ESTABLISHED CHURCH
  • ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE
  • ETERNAL LAW
  • EVANGELICAL MANIFESTO
  • Everson v. Board of Education
  • EXCESSIVE ENTANGLEMENT
  • F
  • FAITH HEALING
  • FAITH-BASED INITIATIVES
  • FAMILY LAW
  • FEDERALISM
  • FETAL RIGHTS
  • FIRST AMENDMENT (U.S. CONSTITUTION)
  • FLAG SALUTE CEREMONY
  • FOREIGN POLICY
  • Frazee v. Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE
  • FREEDOM OF RELIGION
  • FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AS A
  • G
  • Gillette v. United States
  • Goldman v. Weinberger
  • Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal
  • GOVERNMENT AID TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS
  • GOVERNMENT AID TO RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
  • Grand Rapids School District v. Ball
  • GRASSLEY INVESTIGATION OF TELEVANGELISTS
  • H
  • HATE CRIMES
  • Heffron v. International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • Hernandez v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • HOLIDAY DISPLAYS
  • HOME SCHOOLING
  • HOMOSEXUALITY
  • HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
  • I
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT OF 1998
  • J
  • JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
  • Jimmy Swaggart Ministries v. Board of Equalization
  • Johnson v. Robison
  • Jones v. Wolf
  • JONESTOWN
  • JUDAISM
  • JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS AND RELIGION
  • JUDICIAL DEFERENCE AND RELIGION
  • JURY SERVICE AND RELIGION
  • K
  • KENNEWICK MAN CASE
  • L
  • Larkin v. Grendel's Den, Inc.
  • Larson v. Valente
  • Lemon v. Kurtzman
  • Levitt v. Committee for Public Education
  • Lynch v. Donnelly
  • Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association
  • M
  • JAMES MADISON'S MEMORIAL AND REMONSTRANCE AGAINST RELIGIOUS ASSESSMENTS
  • Marsh v. Chambers
  • MARYLAND TOLERATION ACT (1649)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONIAL CHARTERS (1629, 1691)
  • McCollum v. Board of Education
  • McCreary County v. ACLU
  • McDaniel v. Paty
  • MEDICAL TREATMENT
  • MILITARY CHAPLAINS
  • Minersville School District v. Gobitis
  • MINISTERIAL EXEMPTION
  • MOMENT OF SILENCE
  • MOMENT OF SILENCE CASES
  • MORMON CASES
  • Mueller v. Allen
  • MUSLIM CHARITIES
  • MUTUAL ABSTINENCE
  • N
  • NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIONS
  • NATURAL LAW
  • NEGLIGENCE AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
  • NEUTRALITY STANDARD
  • NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT (NRM)
  • NONPROFIT CORPORATION
  • Norwood v. Harrison
  • O
  • O'Lone v. Estate of Shabazz
  • ORIGINAL INTENT
  • P
  • PAGANS/WICCANS
  • PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY /PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION
  • PHARMACISTS CONSCIENCE CLAUSE
  • Pierce v. Society of Sisters
  • PLACE OF WORSHIP
  • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  • POLYGAMY
  • PRISONS AND PRISONERS
  • PRIVACY
  • PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
  • PROSELYTIZING
  • PROSPERITY GOSPEL
  • PROTESTANTISM
  • PUBLIC FORUM
  • PUBLIC OFFICE
  • PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM
  • PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, ACCESS OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS TO
  • PUBLIC SPACE AND RELIGION
  • R
  • RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, BASED ON RELIGION
  • REGISTRATION OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
  • RELEASED-TIME PROGRAMS
  • RELIGION AND POLITICS
  • RELIGION, DEFINITION OF
  • RELIGION IN THE WORKPLACE GUIDELINES
  • RELIGIOUS BELIEF, DEFINITION OF
  • RELIGIOUS BELIEF, SINCERITY AND TRUTH OF
  • RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING
  • RELIGIOUS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
  • RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
  • RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
  • RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENT
  • RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS
  • RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION
  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AMENDMENT (1997)
  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT (1993)
  • RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM
  • RELIGIOUS GARB
  • RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS, GOVERNMENT CELEBRATION OF
  • RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • RELIGIOUS LAND USE AND INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS ACT (RLUIPA)
  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PROTECTION ACT
  • RELIGIOUS OATHS
  • RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
  • RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION
  • RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
  • RELIGIOUS PROPERTY
  • RELIGIOUS PROTECTION LEGISLATION
  • RELIGIOUS PURPOSES
  • RELIGIOUS SOLICITATION, REGULATION OF
  • RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS AND LANGUAGE
  • RELIGIOUS TERRORISM
  • RELIGIOUS TESTS
  • Reynolds v. United States
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
  • S
  • SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
  • SCHOOL CHOICE
  • SCHOOL PRAYER
  • SCIENTOLOGY
  • SCOPES TRIAL
  • SEPARATIONIST
  • SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS AND RELIGION
  • SHARED-TIME PROGRAMS
  • Sherbert v. Verner
  • SIKHS
  • SOCIAL GOSPEL
  • Staley v. Harris Co.
  • STANDING TO SUE
  • Stone v. Graham
  • SUICIDE
  • SUNDAY CLOSING LAWS
  • T
  • TAX EXEMPTIONS AND RELIGION
  • TEN COMMANDMENTS
  • Texas Monthly, Inc. v. Bullock
  • TEXTBOOKS AND RELIGION
  • Thomas v. Review Board
  • Thornton v. Caldor
  • Tilton v. Richardson
  • TIME, PLACE, AND MANNER RESTRICTIONS
  • TITHES/TITHING
  • Tony and Susan Alamo Foundation v. Secretary of Labor
  • Torcaso v. Watkins
  • TORTS AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
  • TUITION TAX DEDUCTIONS OR CREDITS
  • U
  • UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND RELIGION
  • UNENUMERATED RIGHTS
  • UNITED NATIONS DECLARATIONS AND RESOLUTIONS ON RELIGION
  • United States v. Ballard
  • United States v. Lee
  • V
  • VACCINATIONS
  • Van Orden v. Perry
  • VIRGINIA STATUTE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM (1777)
  • VOUCHERS
  • W
  • “WALL OF SEPARATION” METAPHOR
  • Wallace v. Jaffree
  • Walz v. Tax Commission
  • Watson v. Jones
  • WELFARE REFORM ACT OF 1996
  • Welsh v. United States
  • West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
  • Widmar v. Vincent
  • Wisconsin v. Yoder
  • Witters v. Washington Department of Services for the Blind
  • Wolman v. Walter
  • WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT
  • Z
  • Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District
  • ZONE OF PERMISSIBLE ACCOMMODATION
  • ZONING
  • Zorach v. Clausen
  • Religion and the Law: Primary Documents
  • Introduction
  • U.S. HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
  • Colonial Charters
  • State Constitutions
  • Declaration of Independence*
  • Bills and Legislation
  • U.S. Federal Constitution
  • Treaty of Tripoli, Article XI
  • Blaine Amendment
  • U.S. FEDERAL STATUTES
  • Equal Access Act (summary)
  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (summary)
  • International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (summary)
  • Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2649 (summary)
  • UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTS
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination on Religion or Belief
  • Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic Religious and Linguistic Minorities
  • HISTORICAL COMMENTARY
  • John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charity
  • Roger Williams, The Bloody Tenet of Persecution*
  • Dutch West India Company, Flushing Remonstrance
  • William Penn, The Great Case of Liberty of Conscience*
  • Benjamin Franklin, Toleration
  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense*
  • Red Jacket, Speech to the Iroquois Six Nations
  • Thomas Kennedy, Speech Seeking Equal Rights for the Jews of Maryland
  • Justice Joseph Story, Commentaries on the U.S. Constitution*
  • Francis Lieber, Civil Liberty and Self-Government
  • CONTEMPORARY COMMENTARY
  • Dwight Eisenhower, Speech on Back to God Program
  • John F. Kennedy, Speech at Greater Houston Ministerial Association
  • Martin Luther King, Letter from Birmingham City Jail
  • I Have a Dream
  • Patrick Buchanan, Speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention
  • George W. Bush, Inaugural Address
  • John F. Kerry, Speech on Faith and Values at Pepperdine University*
  • Barack Obama, Call to Renewal Keynote Address
  • Mitt Romney, Speech on Faith in America
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speech on Faith at Baptist Convention*
  • * indicates excerpts
  • CHRONOLOGY
  • TABLE OF CASES
  • TABLE OF STATUTES
  • FOR FURTHER READING
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS