Religion Education And The State

Author: Mark Strasser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317067339
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In the context of education, Church and State issues are of growing importance and appear to be increasingly divisive. This volume critically examines the developing jurisprudence relating to religion in the schools beginning with Everson v. Board of Education, where the US Supreme Court discussed the wall of separation between Church and State. The study traces both how the Court's views have evolved during this period and how, through recharacterizations of past opinions and the facts underlying them, the Court has appeared to interpret Establishment Clause guarantees in light of the past jurisprudence when in reality that jurisprudence has been turned on its head. The Court not only offers an unstable jurisprudence that is more likely to promote than avoid the problems that the Establishment Clause was designed to prevent, but approaches Establishment Clause issues in a way that decreases the likelihood that an acceptable compromise on these important issues can be reached. The study focuses on the situation in the US but the important issue of religion, education and the state has great relevance in many jurisdictions.

Behold A Pale Horse

Author: William Cooper
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
ISBN: 9781622335022
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Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.

Free Exercise Of Religion And The United States Constitution

Author: Mark P. Strasser
Publisher: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion
ISBN: 9780815366898
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The United States is extremely diverse religiously and, not infrequently, individuals sincerely contend that they are unable to act in accord with law as a matter of conscience. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion and the United States Supreme Court has issued many decisions exploring the depth and breadth of those protections. This book addresses the Court¿s free exercise jurisprudence, discussing what counts as religion and the protections that have been afforded to a variety of religious practices. Regrettably, the Court has not offered a principled and consistent account of which religious practices are protected or even how to decide whether a particular practice is protected, which has resulted in similar cases being treated dissimilarly. Further, the Court¿s free exercise jurisprudence has been used to provide guidance in interpreting federal statutory protections, which is making matters even more chaotic. This book attempts to clarify what the Court has said in the hopes that it will contribute to the development of a more consistent and principled jurisprudence that respects the rights of the religious and the non-religious.

The Spirit Of Catholicism

Author: Dr. Karl Adam
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787204944
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This is the 1929 English translation of the original German text first published in 1924 and authored by one of the world’s most distinguished Christian philosophers, Dr. Karl Adam. This book is a brilliant and evocative study of the fundamental concepts of the Catholic Faith, from its tenets, its historical development and the role of the Church in world society. For many on the outside, Catholicism, according to Dr. Adam, represents a daunting and somewhat foreign confused mass of conflicting forces that has somehow survived the tests of time. Catholicism is simultaneously new yet quite old; holy yet corrupt; hierarchical yet personal; dogmatic yet utilitarian, and so on. How can someone outside the Church get a good grasp on the essence of Catholicism when it is so vast and seemingly complex? Those attempting to grasp the very heart and spirit of Catholicism should read Karl Adam’s book, which is a most elegant and concise exploration of the faith and an attempt to address these ambiguities. What are the fundamental attributes of the Catholic Church? What is the source from which it has drawn vigor and life through its two thousand years of life on earth? What are the secret sources of its incredible vitality in the world today? The author answers these and many other questions about the nature and structure of the Church. He examines the essential nature of the Catholic Church from the basic premise that it was expressly founded by Christ, traces its historical development and analyzes its actual functioning through the ages.

The Prospect Before Her

Author: Olwen Hufton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307791947
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Already hailed by English critics as "one of the most important works of history to be published since the Second World War, " Olwen Hufton's fascinating and brilliantly learned study begins, in this first of two volumes, with a wide ranging exploration of women's fate in Western Europe from medieval times to the early modern age. of illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.

A Doctrinal Catechism

Author: Stephen Keenan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973921981
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RISE AND PROGRESS OF PROTESTANTISM 16 Chap. I. Nature and author of Protestantism 16 Chap. II. Causes of Luther's new Creed 17 Chap. III. Luther required to retract by Cardinal Cajetan 19 Chap. IV. Luther judged by the Universities of Paris 20 Chap. V. Luther cited by the secular power 22 Chap. VI. Luther's mode of supplying his Church with priests 24 LUTHER'S REFORMATION NOT THE WORK OF GOD 26 Chap. I. God not the author of the change of religion 26 Chap. II. Luther's language to the Emperor and the Pope 27 Chap. III. Luther's doctrine not of God 28 Chap. IV. Luther's schism not brought about by God 30 Chap. V. Means used by Luther not from God 31 Chap. VI. What then are Luther's followers obliged to? 33 THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 34 Chap. I. To be saved we must be members of the true Church-the true Church is that which was established eighteen hundred years ago, and has existed unceasingly since that time 34 Chap. II. In what Church do we find these two marks of truth? 36 Chap. III. Can Protestants tell where and what was the true Church before Luther's time? 38 Chap. IV. What of the Hussites and Vaudois? 39 Chap. V. Chief marks of the true Church-its Unity 41 Chap. VI. Holiness 44 Chap. VII. Catholicity 47 Chap VIII. Apostolicity 52 RULE OF FAITH 56 Chap. I. Divine faith-its qualities and necessity 56 Chap. II. Faith of Protestants, not firm, but full of doubt 58 Chap. III. They are not certain that their Bible is free of error 60 Chap. IV. They are not certain as to the sense of the Bible 62 Chap. V. Qualities of the Catholic rule of faith 64 Chap. VI. Tradition as connected with the rule of faith 66 PROTESTANTS DO NOT ADHERE TO THE BIBLE ALONE 67 Chap. I. They do not adhere to it in the matter of God's commandments 67 Chap. II. Neither do they on the subject of faith 69 Chap. III. Nor do they on assurance 70 Chap. IV. They abide not by it as regards the Church 72 Chap. V. Nor on the subject of Scripture 73 Chap. VI. Additional proofs that they are not guided by Scripture alone 76 OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE SAINTS 77 Chap. I. Second Person of the Blessed Trinity 77 Chap. II. What we owe to Jesus Christ 78 Chap. III. Catholics glorify Christ more than Protestants do 80 Chap. IV. Catholics do not abandon Christ by asking the prayers of the saints 81 Chap. V. The invocation of saints is Scriptural 82 Chap. VI. The antiquity of this practice 83 COMMUNION UNDER ONE KIND 84 Chap. I. Reception of both kinds not necessary 84 Chap. II. Salvation promised to the reception of one kind 85 Chap. III. The early and pure Church often administered under one kind only 86 Chap. IV. Text, Matth xvi.-"Drink ye all of this," answered 87 Chap. V. Additional reply to an obstinate Protestant 89 SACRIFICE OF THE MASS 90 Chap. I. Essentials of the Mass instituted by Christ 90 Chap. II. Sacrifices of the Old Law 94 Chap. III. Mass a true propitiatory sacrifice 96 PURGATORY 97 Chap. I. General proofs of the existence of a middle state 97 Chap. II. Proofs from the New Testament 99 Chap. III. Proofs from Tradition 101 JUSTIFICATION 103 Chap. I. What is it?-How is the sinner justified? 103 Chap. II. What part has faith in justification? 104 Chap. III. Can one in mortal sin merit heaven? 106 Chap. IV. What gives their value to good works? 107 Chap. V. Can man satisfy for his own sins? 109 INDULGENCES 111 What is an Indulgence?-the arguments for Indulgences from Scripture, Fathers, and Councils 111 And More! Imprimatur.

The Challenge Of Originalism

Author: Grant Huscroft
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505130
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Originalism is a force to be reckoned with in constitutional interpretation. At one time a monolithic theory of constitutional interpretation, contemporary originalism has developed into a sophisticated family of theories about how to interpret and reason with a constitution. Contemporary originalists harness the resources of linguistic, moral, and political philosophy to propose methodologies for the interpretation of constitutional texts and provide reasons for fidelity to those texts. The essays in this volume, which includes contributions from the flag bearers of several competing schools of constitutional interpretation, provides an introduction to the development of originalist thought, showcases the great range of contemporary originalist constitutional scholarship, and situates competing schools of thought in dialogue with each other. They also make new contributions to the methodological and normative disputes between originalists and non-originalists, and among originalists themselves.

Church State And Original Intent

Author: Donald L. Drakeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521119189
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This provocative book shows how the justices of the United States Supreme Court have used constitutional history, portraying the Framers' actions in a light favoring their own views about how church and state should be separated. Drakeman examines church-state constitutional controversies from the Founding Era to the present, arguing that the Framers originally intended the establishment clause only as a prohibition against a single national church.