Item description for Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) by Paul Finkelman...
The First Encyclopedia Available On The Subject Of Religion And American Law The interplay of religion and law has long been a major political and social issue in the United States. From the Salem Witch Trials to the current debate over school vouchers, court rulings have had a profound effect on people's lives. Now, a new encyclopedia provides detailed entries on all of the major Supreme Court decisions dealing with church and state, topical and theoretical essays relating to the issue, and cogent biographies of those Justices whose decisions have achieved landmark status in the debate. Comprehensive In Coverage And Scope Encompassing cases from the colonial period to the Supreme Court's important decisions in 1997, this pioneering volume is written in a clear, concise style that will be useful to professionals and specialists and accessible by students. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, this encyclopedia will benefit all reference libraries, students of law and religion, and anyone working in the field of church and state.
Citations And Professional Reviews Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) by Paul Finkelman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Choice - 11/01/2000 page 506
Reference and Research Bk News - 11/01/2000 page 127
American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2001 page 237
Booklist - 10/01/2000 page 380
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.19" Width: 7.38" Height: 1.31" Weight: 2.81 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1999
ISBN 0815307500 ISBN13 9780815307501
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More About Paul Finkelman
Paul Finkelman is the John Seiberling Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Akron College of Law. He has written or edited more than a dozen books and more than sixty scholarly articles and lectured on American Constitutional law throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America.
Paul Finkelman currently resides in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota. Paul Finkelman was born in 1949 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Tulsa College of Law Albany Law School Albany Law School.