Foreordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom by Steven D. Smith

Page Updated:
Book Views: 12

Author
Steven D. Smith
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Date of release
Pages
192
ISBN
9780195132489
Binding
Paperback
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
5
70

Advertising

Get eBOOK
Foreordained Failure: The Quest for a Constitutional Principle of Religious Freedom

Find and Download Book

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:9 mb
Estimated time:5 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment

Book review

Ever since the Supreme Court began enforcing the First Amendment's religion clauses in the 1940s, courts and scholars have tried to distill the meaning of those clauses into a useable principle of religious freedom. In this highly original work, Smith criticizes the main positions in the debate and explains their misconceptions. He argues that efforts to find a principle of religious freedom in the "original meaning" are fruitless because the clauses were purely jurisdictional in nature: they were meant to place authority over questions of religion with the states, and nothing more. Contending that the perennial quest to distill religious freedom into a "principle," is futile, Smith advocates a fundamental reassessment of the premises upon which courts have proceeded in this area.


Readers reviews