Church-State Relations in the Early American Republic, 1787–1846
Americans of the Early Republic devoted close attention to the question of what should be the proper relationship between church and state. Kabala examines this debate across six decades and shows that an understanding of this period is not possible without appreciating the key role religion played in the formation of the nation.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Beyond the First Amendment: Religion and the Federal Government; Chapter 2 The Protestant Clergy and the Rise of the Non-Sectarian Consensus; Chapter 3 ‘The Political Orphans of Your State’: Religious Tests in the Early Republic; Chapter 4 The Limits of Consensus: The Unorthodox in the Court System; Chapter 5 Legislative Prayer in the Early Republic: The Consensus Defeats Theocracy and Secularism; Chapter 6 Epilogue;
James S. Kabala