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- DescriptionNo phrase in American letters has had a more profound influence on church-state law, policy, and discourse than Thomas Jefferson's wall of separation between church and state, and few metaphors have provoked more passionate debate. Introduced in an 1802 letter to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association, Jefferson's wall is accepted by many Americans as a concise description of the U.S. Constitution's church-state arrangement and conceived as a virtual rule of constitutional law. Despite the ermous influence of the wall metaphor, almost scholarship has investigated the text of the Danbury letter, the context in which it was written, or Jefferson's understanding of his famous phrase. Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State offers an in-depth examination of the origins, controversial uses, and competing interpretations of this powerful metaphor in law and public policy.
- Author BiographyDaniel L. Dreisbach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice, Law, and Society at American University. He is the editor of Religion and Political Culture in Jefferson's Virginia and Religion and Politics in the Early Republic.
- Author(s)Daniel L. Dreisbach
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2003
- SubjectNational Law: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight405 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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