• Adams v. Jefferson: The Freedom of Public Religion

    Author(s):
    John Witte, Jr. (see profile)
    Date:
    2004
    Subject(s):
    Law, Religion, History, American history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Religious Freedom, First Amendment, Church and State
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/j2da-1320
    Abstract:
    While Thomas Jefferson’s theory of strict separation of church and state has long captured the 20th century constitutional and cultural imagination, it was his friendly rival John Adams’ theory of the freedom of both private and public religion that dominated American life until the 1940s and is returning to prominence in recent United States Supreme Court cases. This latter view is manifest in the historical and recent cooperation of church and state and in the recent First Amendment accommodation of all public expressions of peaceable religions.
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