|Author/Contributor(s):||Gaustad, Edwin S|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
the most distinguished scholars of American religious history traces the complicated relationship of church and state from the early colonial period, through the unique American experiment in religious liberty after the Revolution, to the ongoing debate over religious issues in our schools and
communities. Edwin Gaustad relates entertaining and edifying accounts of headline-grabbing court trials involving polygamy, witchcraft, and church taxation. He quotes moving passages from the speeches and writings of American Presidents and Supreme Court justices to prove that, to paraphrase
Michelangelo, religious liberty is made up of a series of trifles, but religious liberty is no trifle.