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The Resource Religious freedom : Jefferson's legacy, America's creed, John Ragosta

Religious freedom : Jefferson's legacy, America's creed, John Ragosta

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Religious freedom : Jefferson's legacy, America's creed
Title
Religious freedom
Title remainder
Jefferson's legacy, America's creed
Statement of responsibility
John Ragosta
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a defense of Thomas Jefferson's advocacy for a strict separation of church and state by examining his views on religious freedom. Shows how the First Amendment's focus on maintaining the authority of states to regulate religious freedom demonstrates that Jefferson demanded a firm separation of church and state within the United States but never sought a wholly secular public square
  • "For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson's expansive vision--including his insistence that political freedom and free thought would be at risk if we did not keep government out of the church and church out of government--enjoyed a near consensus of support at the Supreme Court and among historians, until Justice William Rehnquist called reliance on Jefferson "demonstrably incorrect." Since then, Rehnquist's call has been taken up by a bevy of jurists and academics anxious to encourage renewed government involvement with religion. In Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed, the historian and lawyer John Ragosta offers a vigorous defense of Jefferson's advocacy for a strict separation of church and state. Beginning with a close look at Jefferson's own religious evolution, Ragosta shows that deep religious beliefs were at the heart of Jefferson's views on religious freedom. Basing his analysis on that Jeffersonian vision, Ragosta redefines our understanding of how and why the First Amendment was adopted. He shows how the amendment's focus on maintaining the authority of states to regulate religious freedom demonstrates that a very strict restriction on federal action was intended. Ultimately revealing that the great sage demanded a firm separation of church and state but never sought a wholly secular public square, Ragosta provides a new perspective on Jefferson, the First Amendment, and religious liberty within the United States."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ragosta, John A
Dewey number
973.4/6092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.R35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Virginia.
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of religion
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • Church and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • Political and social views
  • Religion
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Religionsfreiheit
  • USA
  • Libertad de culto
  • Iglesia y Estado
Label
Religious freedom : Jefferson's legacy, America's creed, John Ragosta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Memorial & remonstrance against religious assessments
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution
  • Memorial from the General Convention of Virginia Presbyterians, August 13, 1785 (Bethel)
  • Resolution of the Virginia Baptist General Convention, August 13, 1785
  • Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists, January 1, 1802, and related letters to Levi Lincoln and from Gideon Granger regarding the letter to the Danbury Baptists
  • Thomas Jefferson's religion and religious liberty
  • Virginia's establishment and the revolutionary battle for religious liberty
  • The Virginia statute for establishing religious freedom
  • The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution : a Jeffersonian compromise
  • From the First Amendment to Reynolds : Jefferson ascendant
  • Federal control : Jefferson's vision in our times
  • Jefferson's enduring legacy
  • Documentary appendix: Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom (original and edited versions)
Control code
ocn808930419
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780813933702
Lccn
2012033620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813933702
  • (OCoLC)808930419
Label
Religious freedom : Jefferson's legacy, America's creed, John Ragosta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Memorial & remonstrance against religious assessments
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution
  • Memorial from the General Convention of Virginia Presbyterians, August 13, 1785 (Bethel)
  • Resolution of the Virginia Baptist General Convention, August 13, 1785
  • Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists, January 1, 1802, and related letters to Levi Lincoln and from Gideon Granger regarding the letter to the Danbury Baptists
  • Thomas Jefferson's religion and religious liberty
  • Virginia's establishment and the revolutionary battle for religious liberty
  • The Virginia statute for establishing religious freedom
  • The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution : a Jeffersonian compromise
  • From the First Amendment to Reynolds : Jefferson ascendant
  • Federal control : Jefferson's vision in our times
  • Jefferson's enduring legacy
  • Documentary appendix: Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom (original and edited versions)
Control code
ocn808930419
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780813933702
Lccn
2012033620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813933702
  • (OCoLC)808930419

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