Church and state in America by Edwin S. Gaustad

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Examines the different roles played by church and state in considerations of religion throughout the history of the United States, beginning with concerns of the original colonists through the current debate about religion in schools.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-154) and index.

Book details

StatementEdwin S. Gaustad.
SeriesReligion in American life
LC ClassificationsBR516 .G358 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination157 p. :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL358067M
ISBN 100195106792
LC Control Number98018001

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