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E Pluribus Unum: The Scope of Church and State in American Liberal Democracy, Preliminary Edition

Author(s): Samuel Chen

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Copyright: 2020

Pages: 102

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In modern American society, politics and religion remain the two genres avoided in polite conversation. Yet, for most people around the world, both play integral roles and impact their everyday lives.

E Pluribus Unum, borrowed from the United States’ motto “out of many, one” provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between church and state in American liberal democracy. It examines the scope of religious liberty and pluralism within the context of liberalism, and the landmark Supreme Court decisions that shaped a generation of church-state relations.

Parsing through the often-heated political rhetoric that plagues the debate, Samuel Chen readers on a journey through the debate that is as old as nation’s founding.

Introduction
Understanding Political Science
Understanding Theory
Understanding Law
Understanding Politics

Chapter I: Understanding Liberalism
Liberalism through the State of Nature
Liberalism through Structure and Process

Chapter II: Understanding Federalism
History of Federalism
Federalism vs. Parliamentary Government
Federalism and the Constitution

Chapter III: Understanding Constitutional Law
Interpreting the Constitution
Constitutional Law
Understanding Case Law

Chapter IV: Understanding Church and State in the U.S.
Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses
Everson v. Board of Education (1947)
Wall of Separation
Two Distinct Spheres
The Challenge of the Everson Standard
Church and State After Everson

Chapter V: Testing for Establishment
Lemon Test: Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971)
Endorsement Test: Lynch v. Donnelly (1984)
Coercion Test: Lee v. Weisman (1992)
Testing for Establishment

Chapter VI: Testing for Free Exercise
Sherbert Test: Sherbert v. Verner (1963)
Balancing Test: Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972)
Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association (1988)
Employment Division v. Smith (1990)
City of Boerne v. Flores (1997)
Testing for Free Exercise

Chapter VII: Understanding Religion
Reductionist Approach to Religion
Functional Approach to Religion
Substantive Approach to Religion
Comprehensive Approach to Religion
Understanding the Role of Religion

Chapter VIII: Understanding Religious Liberty and Pluralism in Liberal Democracy
Religious Liberty and Pluralism in the United States
Religion’s Approach to Church and State
Liberalism’s Approach to Church and State
Conflict of Church and State

Chapter IX: The Rise of Civil Religion
Understanding Civil Religion
The Rise of American Civil Religion
Civil Religion: State as Church

About the Author

Samuel Chen

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