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The Resource Please don't wish me a merry Christmas : a critical history of the separation of church and state, Stephen M. Feldman

Please don't wish me a merry Christmas : a critical history of the separation of church and state, Stephen M. Feldman

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Please don't wish me a merry Christmas : a critical history of the separation of church and state
Title
Please don't wish me a merry Christmas
Title remainder
a critical history of the separation of church and state
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Feldman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nearly all discussions regarding the role of religion in American life build on two dominant assumptions: first, the separation of church and state is a constitutional principle that promotes democracy and equally protects the religious freedom of all Americans, especially religious outgroups; and second, this principle emerges as a uniquely American contribution to political theory. In Please Don't Wish Me a Merry Christmas, Stephen M. Feldman challenges both these assumptions. He argues that the separation of church and state primarily manifests and reinforces Christian domination in American society. Furthermore, Feldman reveals that the separation of church and state did not first arise in America, either at the time of the constitutional framing or later
  • In challenging the dominant story of the separation of church and state, Please Don't Wish Me a Merry Christmas follows the historical path of two institutions - the Christian church and the state - from the origins of Christianity forward to the present day. Feldman thus focuses on the workings of power in a specific context: he interprets the development of Christian social power vis-a-vis the state and religious minorities, particularly the prototypical religious outgroup, Jews
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DLC
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1955-
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Feldman, Stephen M.
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.F44 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical America
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  • Church and state
  • Christianity and antisemitism
  • Christianity and antisemitism
  • Church and state
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Please don't wish me a merry Christmas : a critical history of the separation of church and state, Stephen M. Feldman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-388) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Different Stories. A Story about the Ways of Power. A Dominant Story about the Separation of Church and State -- 2. Origins of Power: The Emergence of Christianity and Antisemitism. The New Testament. The Christian Discourse of Redefinition: An Excursus on Power. The Roman Establishment of Christianity: The First Crystallization of Church and State -- 3. The Christian Middle Ages. The Early Middle Ages. The Later Middle Ages -- 4. The Christian Renaissance and Reformation in Continental Europe. The Renaissance. The Lutheran Reformation. The Calvinist Reformation -- 5. The English Reformation, Civil War, and Revolution. The English Reformation. The Civil War, Restoration, and Revolution. English Political Theory. Church and State at the End of the Seventeenth Century -- 6. The North American Colonies. The Early Years: Calvinist Roots. Christian Declension and Revival -- 7. The American Revolution and Constitution. The Revolution and Its Aftermath
Control code
35235378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 395 pages
Isbn
9780814726372
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96035601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Please don't wish me a merry Christmas : a critical history of the separation of church and state, Stephen M. Feldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Different Stories. A Story about the Ways of Power. A Dominant Story about the Separation of Church and State -- 2. Origins of Power: The Emergence of Christianity and Antisemitism. The New Testament. The Christian Discourse of Redefinition: An Excursus on Power. The Roman Establishment of Christianity: The First Crystallization of Church and State -- 3. The Christian Middle Ages. The Early Middle Ages. The Later Middle Ages -- 4. The Christian Renaissance and Reformation in Continental Europe. The Renaissance. The Lutheran Reformation. The Calvinist Reformation -- 5. The English Reformation, Civil War, and Revolution. The English Reformation. The Civil War, Restoration, and Revolution. English Political Theory. Church and State at the End of the Seventeenth Century -- 6. The North American Colonies. The Early Years: Calvinist Roots. Christian Declension and Revival -- 7. The American Revolution and Constitution. The Revolution and Its Aftermath
Control code
35235378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 395 pages
Isbn
9780814726372
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96035601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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