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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Subject
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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1955-
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Feldman, Stephen M.
Dewey number
322/.1/09
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
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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 (p. 376-388) and index
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Introduction: Different Stories.
  • 7.
  • The American Revolution and Constitution.
  • The Revolution and Its Aftermath.
  • The Constitution
  • 8.
  • The Fruits of the Framing: Church and State in Nineteenth - And Early-Twentieth-Century America.
  • The Nineteenth Century.
  • Church and State in the Early Twentieth Century
  • 9.
  • The Fruits of the Framing: Church and State in Late-Twentieth-Century America.
  • A Story about the Ways of Power.
  • The Supreme Court Intervenes.
  • A Brief Assessment of the Supreme Court Cases
  • 10.
  • A Synchronic Analysis of the Separation of Church and State in the Late Twentieth Century: Concluding Remarks.
  • Symbolic Power.
  • Structural Power.
  • The Interaction of Symbolic and Structural Power.
  • Final Thoughts: A Political Statement
  • 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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 395 p.
Isbn
9780814726372
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96035601
System control number
  • OCM35235378
  • CARL035235378
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 (p. 376-388) and index
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 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
  • Introduction: Different Stories.
  • 7.
  • The American Revolution and Constitution.
  • The Revolution and Its Aftermath.
  • The Constitution
  • 8.
  • The Fruits of the Framing: Church and State in Nineteenth - And Early-Twentieth-Century America.
  • The Nineteenth Century.
  • Church and State in the Early Twentieth Century
  • 9.
  • The Fruits of the Framing: Church and State in Late-Twentieth-Century America.
  • A Story about the Ways of Power.
  • The Supreme Court Intervenes.
  • A Brief Assessment of the Supreme Court Cases
  • 10.
  • A Synchronic Analysis of the Separation of Church and State in the Late Twentieth Century: Concluding Remarks.
  • Symbolic Power.
  • Structural Power.
  • The Interaction of Symbolic and Structural Power.
  • Final Thoughts: A Political Statement
  • 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.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 395 p.
Isbn
9780814726372
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96035601
System control number
  • OCM35235378
  • CARL035235378

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