Religion on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 329 strani
From colonial times to the present, an insightful examination of how courts have determined the extent to which religion is accommodated in American public life.
This volume chronicles such groundbreaking cases as the 1991 decision ordering blood transfusions for children of Christian Scientists in Norwood Hospital v. Munoz and the infamous case, Engel v. Vitale, that banned prayer in schools and ignited calls for Chief Justice Earl Warren's impeachment. The work addresses such inflammatory contemporary disputes as prayer in schools, allegiance to the flag, and the display of religious symbols on public property, and the impact they have had on American society.
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... be separate spheres, the founders recognized that freedom of religion required that government not be involved in the promotion or protection of particular faiths or discouraging citizens from practicing the faith of their choice.
Other religions also reject conventional medical care in favor of faith healing. These religious beliefs run directly into conflict with medical ethics, which require doctors and hospitals to save human lives.
The Christian Church in Europe After the Christians were expelled from Jerusalem, they brought their faith to Greece and Rome as well as to other areas in the Middle East in the first century A.D. Christianity ...
Christians were persecuted by the Romans less for their religious practices than for the political implications of their faith. Because Christians met in secret, they were sometimes assumed to be subversive. Christian doctrine was also ...
Luther argued that man could be saved by faith alone—rather than by good deeds on earth. He also rejected the need for the sacraments. Essentially, the Protestants argued that the faithful enjoyed a direct and personal re- lationship ...