Current Conflicts in Law and Religion




James, Vaughn

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Vandeplas Publishing


The core of Current Conflicts in Law and Religion takes the reader through eleven hot-topic issues in law and religion in twenty-first century society: the role of religious voices in the political debate; religious voices in the abortion rights debate; the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States; the ordination of LGBT clergy; prayer and religious exercises in the public schools; the place of the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance; evolution versus Creationism; the place of Intelligent Design in the public school curriculum; the patient’s right to refuse medical treatment based on religious belief; the Affordable Care Act, RFRA and the Free Exercise Clause; and international issues in law and religion. Professor James has presented in this one book a review of law and religion in contemporary society that covers a vast expanse of time.



religion, constitutional law, first amendment, Affordable Care Act, prayer