Separating Church and State: Roger Williams and Religious Liberty

Sampul Depan
University of Illinois Press, 1998 - 206 halaman
Roger Williams, founder of the colony of Rhode Island, is famous as an
apostle of religious tolerance and a foe of religious establishments.
In Separating Church and State, Timothy Hall combines impressive
historical and legal scholarship to explore Williams's theory of religious
liberty and relate it to current debate. Williams's fierce religious dogmaticism,
Hall argues, is precisely what led to his religious tolerance, making
him one of the most articulate champions of the argument for the necessary
separation of church and state.
"Both timely and provocative. . . . Offers Williams's largely overlooked
but deeply important perspective on the peaceful coexistence of committed
believers of diverse faiths. The book also brings into question crucial
tenets of the United States Supreme Court's First Amendment religion clause
jurisprudence at a time when many are raising questions about it."
-- Marci A. Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City
"Hall has the entire Williams corpus under his command, and he plays
the relevant texts like a master organist. He also has the legal corpus
equally at his fingertips. One of the great strengths of his book is that
it bridges the too often separate fields of history and jurisprudence."
-- Edwin Gaustad, author of Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams in
America

 

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Introduction
1
Separation and Banishment
17
The Premises of Religious Establishment in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
48
Challenging the Logic of the Puritan Establishment
72
Order and Civility
99
Roger Williams and the Theoretical Foundations of the First Amendment
116
The Significance of Roger Williams
146
Appendix
179
Bibliography
183
Index
203
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Timothy L. Hall is an associate professor of law at the University of Mississippi.

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