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Theological and Philosophical Perspectives

Theological and Philosophical Perspectives


Dams, David K. and Cornelis A Van Minnen, eds. Religious and Secular Reform in America: Ideas, Beliefs, and Social Change. New York: NYU Press, 1997.Find this resource:

Bates, Ernest Sutherland. American Faith: Its Religious, Political and Economic Foundations. New York: W.W. North & Co., 1940.Find this resource:

Bennett, John C. Christians and the State. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1958.Find this resource:

Berkhofer, Robert F., Jr. Salvation and the Savage: An Analysis of Protestant Missions and American Indian Response, 17871862. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1965.Find this resource:

Billington, Ray Allen. The Protestant Crusade, 1800-1860, A Study of the Origins of American Nativism. New York: Macmillan, 1938.Find this resource:

Banner, Stuart. “When Christianity Was Part of the Common Law.” Law and History Review 16 (1998): 27.Find this resource:

Butler, Jon. Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.Find this resource:

Cort, John. Christian Socialism. New York: Orbis, 1988.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “From Engagement to Retrenchment: An Examination of First Amendment Activism by America’s Mainline Churches, 1980–2000.” In The Public Role of Mainline Protestantism in Late 20th-Century America, ed. Robert Wuthnow. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.Find this resource:

(p. 539) Davis, Derek H. “Christian Faith and Political Involvement in Today’s Culture War.” Journal of Church and State 38 (Summer 1996): 473.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “Equal Treatment: A Christian Separationist Perspective.” In Equal Treatment of Religion in a Pluralistic Society, eds. Steven Monsma and Christopher Soper. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “Kingdom Living in Today’s Culture War.” In Empowering Believers: Christian Citizenship Through the Culture Wars. Nashville, TN: Baptist Center for Ethics, 1996.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “Thoughts on the Possible Realignment of the Christian Right in Twenty-first Century America,” Journal of Church and State 41(Summer 1999): 433.Find this resource:

Green, John. “Finding a Place.” In Toward an Evangelical Public Policy: Political Strategies for the Health of the Nation, eds. Ron J. Sider and Diane Knippers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005.Find this resource:

Handy, Robert T. “The Protestant Quest for a Christian America, 1830–1930.” Church History 22 (1953): 8.Find this resource:

Helfman, Harold M. “The Cincinnati ‘Bible War,’ 1869–1870.” Ohio State Archaeological and Hitorical Quarterly 60 (1951): 369.Find this resource:

Hillerbrand, Hans J. “An Early Anabaptist Treatise on the Christian and the State.” Mennonite Quarterly Review 32 (1958): 28.Find this resource:

Johnson, Lorenzo D. Chaplains of the General Government. New York: Buford Press, 1856.Find this resource:

Kalthoff, Albert. The Rise of Christianity. Translated by Joseph McCabe. London: Watts & Co., 1907.Find this resource:

Hatch, Nathan O. The Democratization of American Christianity. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989.Find this resource:

Kautsky, Karl. The Foundations of Christianity. New York: International Publishers, 1925; reprint ed. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1980.Find this resource:

Marty, Martin E. “Living With Establishment and Disestablishment in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-America.” Journal of Church and State 18 (Winter 1976): 61.Find this resource:

Marty, Martin E. Religion and Republic: The Christian Circumstance. Boston: Beacon Press, 1987.Find this resource:

Mead, Sidney. The Lively Experiment: The Shaping of Christianity in America. 1963.Find this resource:

Miller, Perry G. “The Contribution of the Protestant Churches to Religious Liberty in Colonial America.” Church History 4 (1935): 57.Find this resource:

Morris, Benjamin F. Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States. Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1864.Find this resource:

Mott, Stephen Charles. Biblical Ethics and Social Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.Find this resource:

Niebuhr, Richard H. Introduction to The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches. trans. Olive Wyon. New York: Macmillan 1931; reprint. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.Find this resource:

Noll, Mark. One Nation Under God? Christian Faith and Political Action in America. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.Find this resource:

Noll, Mark, Nathan O. Hatch and George M. Marsden. The Search for Christian America. Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1983.Find this resource:

Oaks, Dallin H., ed. The Wall Between Church and State. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.Find this resource:

Sanders, Thomas G. Protestant Concepts of Church and State. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1964.Find this resource:

Sandoz, Ellis. A Government of Laws. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991.Find this resource:

Sandoz, Ellis. “Power and Spirit in the Founding.” This World 9 (Fall 1984): 66.Find this resource:

(p. 540) Schaff, Philip. “Church and State in the United States.” In Papers of the American Historical Association. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1890.Find this resource:

Shain, Barry. A Theological Interpretation of American History. Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1964.Find this resource:

Shain, Barry Alan, ed. The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2007.Find this resource:

Tinder, Glenn. The Political Meaning of Christianity: An Interpretation. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.Find this resource:

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America. eds. J.P. Mayers and Max Lerner. trans. George Lawrence. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.Find this resource:

Todd, Jonathan. Civil Rulers the Ministers of God. New London, CT: Timothy Green, 1749.Find this resource:

Waldron, Jeremy. God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations in Locke’s Political Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.Find this resource:

Whitman, Walker K. A Christian History of the American Republic. Boston: Green Leaf Press, 1948.Find this resource:

Whitney, Josiah. The Essential Requisites to Form the Good Ruler’s Character. Hartford, CT: Elisha Babcock, 1788.Find this resource:

Wills, Garry. Head and Heart: American Christianities. New York, Penguin, 2007.Find this resource:

Wood, James E., E. Bruce Thompson, and Robert T. Miller. Church and State in Scripture, History, and Constitutional Law. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 1958.Find this resource:

Denominational Perspectives

Baker, James T. “Baptists in Early America and the Separation of Church and State.” In Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia. ed. Paul Finkelman. New York: Garland Publishing, 2000.Find this resource:

Blanshard, Paul. American Freedom and Catholic Power. Boston: Beacon Press, 1949.Find this resource:

Bodo, John R. The Protestant Clergy and Public Issues: 18121848. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1954.Find this resource:

Curran, Francis X. Catholics in Colonial Law. Chicago: Loyola Press, 1963.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H., ed. The Baptist Tradition of Religious Liberty: Essays by Edwin S. Gaustad. Waco, TX: J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, 1995.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “Baptist Approaches to Presidential Politics and Church-State Issues.” Baptist History and Heritage 32 (January 1997): 28.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “Staking Out America’s Sacred Ground: Baptists and the Tradition of Religious Liberty.” In Finding America’s Sacred Ground, eds. Barbara McGraw and Jo Formicola. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2005.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “The Baptist Tradition of Religious Liberty.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 33 (Spring 2006): 41.Find this resource:

Driggs, Kenneth. “After the Manifesto: Modern Polygamy and Fundamentalist Mormons.” Journal of Church and State 32 (1990): 367.Find this resource:

Ellis, John T. Catholics in Colonial America. Baltimore: Helicon, 1965.Find this resource:

Gordon, Sarah B. The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth Century America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.Find this resource:

Greven, Philip. The Protestant Temperament: Patterns of Child-Rearing, Religious Experience, and the Self in Early America. New York: New American Library, 1977.Find this resource:

(p. 541) Harrell, David Edwin, Jr. Quest for a Christian America, 18001865: A Social History of the Disciples of Christ. Nashville, TN: Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1966.Find this resource:

Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955.Find this resource:

Ivers, Gregg. To Build a Wall: American Jews and the Separation of Church and State. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1995.Find this resource:

Kerwin, Jerome G. The Catholic Viewpoint on Church and State. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960.Find this resource:

Leonard, Bill J. Baptist Ways: A History. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2003.Find this resource:

Lincoln, C. Eric and Lawrence H. Mamiya. The Black Church in the African American Experience. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990.Find this resource:

McLoughlin, William G. New England Dissent, 1630–1833: The Baptists and the Separation of Church and State, 2 vols. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971.Find this resource:

McLoughlin, William G. Soul Liberty: The Baptists’ Struggle in New England, 1630–1833. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1991.Find this resource:

Mead, Sidney E. “From Coercion to Persuasion: Another Look at the Rise of Religious Liberty and the Emergence of Denominationalism.” Church History 25 (1956): 317.Find this resource:

Murray, John Courtney. We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1960.Find this resource:

Niebuhr, H. Richard. The Social Sources of Denominationalism. New York: Henry Holt, 1928.Find this resource:

Schaff, Philip. Church and State in the United States. New York: Arno Press, 1972Find this resource:

Thomas, David. The Virginian Baptist; or, A View and Defence of the Christian Religion as It Is Professed by the Baptists of Virginia. Baltimore: Enoch Story, 1774.Find this resource:

Miscellaneous Religions

Arrington, Leonard J., and Davis Bitton. The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.Find this resource:

Bailey, Edward, ed. The Secular Quest for Meaning in Life: Denton Papers in Implicit Religion. Lampeter, Wales: Edwin Mellen, 2002.Find this resource:

Baird, Robert. Religion in the United States of America. Glasgow: Blackie & Son, 1844.Find this resource:

Beaver, R. Pierce. Church, State, and the American Indians. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1966.Find this resource:

Bowden, Henry Warner. American Indians and Christian Missions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.Find this resource:

Carter, Stephen L. The Culture of Unbelief. New York: Basic Books, 1992.Find this resource:

Davis, Derek H. “Is Atheism a Religion? New Judicial Perspectives on the Constitutional Meaning of ‘Religion’,” Journal of Church and State 47 (Autumn 2005).Find this resource:

Dawkins, Richard. The God Delusion. New York: Bantam Press, 2006.Find this resource:

Durham, Cole W. “Treatment of Religious Minorities in the United States.” In The Legal Status of Religious Minorities in the Countries of the European Union. European Consortium for Church-State Research. Thessaloniki, Greece: Sakkoulas Publications, 1994.Find this resource:

Feldman, Stephen M. “Religious Minorities and the First Amendment: The History, the Doctrine, and the Future.” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 6 (November 2003): 222.Find this resource:

Fenton, John. Transplanting Religious Traditions: Asian Indians in America. New York: Praeger, 1988.Find this resource:

(p. 542) Firmage, Edwin Brown and Richard Collin Mangrum. Zion in the Courts: A Legal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988.Find this resource:

Garry, Patrick M. “The Democratic Aspect of the Establishment Clause: A Refutation of the Argument that the Clause Serves to Protect Religious or Nonreligious Minorities.” Mercer Law Review 59 (Winter 2008): 595.Find this resource:

Gaustad, Edwin S. Dissent in American Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973.Find this resource:

Gibson, John. The War on Christmas. New York: Sentinel, 2005.Find this resource:

Gordon, Sarah Barringer. The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002.Find this resource:

Harris, Sam. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005.Find this resource:

Hitchens, Christopher. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. New York: Twelve/Warner Books, 2007.Find this resource:

John, Richard R. “Taking Sabbatarianism Seriously: The Postal System, the Sabbath, and the Transformation of American Political Culture.” Journal of the Early Republic 10 (Winter 1990): 517.Find this resource:

Kidwell, Clara Sue, Homer Nolan, and George E. “Tink” Tinker. A Native American Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001.Find this resource:

Kramnick, Isaac and R. Laurence Moore. The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1996.Find this resource:

Levine, Samuel J. “Toward a Religious Minority Voice: A Look at Free Exercise Law through a Religious Minority Perspective.” William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 5 (Winter 1996): 153.Find this resource:

Linford, Orma. “The Mormons and the Law: The Polygamy Cases, Part I.” Utah Law Review 9 (1964): 308.Find this resource:

Long, Carolyn. Religious Freedom and Indian Rights: The Case of Oregon v. Smith. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2001.Find this resource:

McConnell, Michael. “Freedom From Persecution or Protection of the Rights of Conscience? A Critique of Justice Scalia’s Historical Arguments in City of Boerne v. Flores.” William & Mary Law Review 39 (February 1998): 819.Find this resource:

McDonald, Forrest. Novus Ordo Seclorum. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1985.Find this resource:

Melton, Gordon, ed. The Encyclopedia of American Religions. 3rd ed. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, Inc., 1989.Find this resource:

Moore, R. Laurence. Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.Find this resource:

Peters, Shawn Francis. Judging Jehovah’s Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2000.Find this resource:

Piar, Daniel F. “Majority Rights, Minority Freedoms: Protestant Culture, Personal Autonomy, and Civil Liberties in Nineteenth-Century America.” The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 14 (February 2006): 987.Find this resource:

Prucha, Francis Paul. American Indian Policy in Crisis: Christian Reformers and the Indian, 1865–1900. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1976.Find this resource:

Prucha, Francis Paul. American Indian Policy in the Formative Years. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962.Find this resource:

Sherry, Suzanna. “Religion and the Public Square: Making Democracy Safe for Religious Minorities.” DePaul Law Review 47 (Spring 1998): 499.Find this resource:

(p. 543) Smith, Gary Scott. The Seeds of Secularization: Calvinism, Culture, and Pluralism in America 1870–1915. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian University Press, 1985.Find this resource:

Turner, James. Without God, Without Creed: The Origins of Unbelief in America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.Find this resource:

Wildenthal, Bryan H. and Patrick M. O’Neil. “Native American Religious Rights.” In Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia. ed. Paul Finkelman. New York: Garland Publishing, 2000.Find this resource: