Law Religion and Health in the United States

Author: Holly Fernandez Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107164888
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Law

While the law can create conflict between religion and health, it can also facilitate religious accommodation and protection of conscience. Finding this balance is critical to addressing the most pressing questions at the intersection of law, religion, and health in the United States: should physicians be required to disclose their religious beliefs to patients? How should we think about institutional conscience in the health care setting? How should health care providers deal with families with religious objections to withdrawing treatment? In this timely book, experts from a variety of perspectives and disciplines offer insight on these and other pressing questions, describing what the public discourse gets right and wrong, how policymakers might respond, and what potential conflicts may arise in the future. It should be read by academics, policymakers, and anyone else - patient or physician, secular or devout - interested in how US law interacts with health care and religion.

Religion Law USA

Author: Isaac Weiner
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479891398
Release Date: 2019-07-02
Genre:

Offers insight into the complex relationship between religion and law in contemporary America Why religion? Why law? Why now? In recent years, the United States has witnessed a number of high-profile court cases involving religion, forcing Americans to grapple with questions regarding the relationship between religion and law. This volume maps the contemporary interplay of religion and law within the study of American religions. What rights are protected by the Constitution’s free exercise clause? What are the boundaries of religion, and what is the constitutional basis for protecting some religious beliefs but not others? What characterizes a religious-studies approach to religion and law today? What is gained by approaching law from the vantage point of religious studies, and what does attention to the law offer back to scholars of religion? Religion, Law, USA considers all these questions and more. Each chapter considers a specific keyword in the study of religion and law, such as “conscience,” “establishment,” “secularity,” and “personhood.” Contributors consider specific case studies related to each term, and then expand their analyses to discuss broader implications for the practice and study of American religion. Incorporating pieces from leading voices in the field, this book is an indispensable addition to the scholarship on religion and law in America.

United States of America Government Religion Christianity Law Illegalities God 1St Priority His Rightness Provided Rights Holy Bible Not Self Idol Selfishness

Author: Anthony Sheffield
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781512774351
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: Political Science

Every concerned citizen will enjoy and be very encouraged by the good and accurate historical records of the United States of America. Lies have infiltrated so vastly and so deeply into the society that even the educational institutions have become deceived and warped, so that the students are then receiving passed-down versions that are, as said, lies. Some folk are deceived innocently, some willingly; some know it and want it. Many folk are so busy with all the cares of life that they passively accept it. A false peace has set in, and yet it is not peace as we are so alertly observing. Values of the heart need care, as to whether they are right values, and those values are then displayed by posts of the government. Every citizen needs to know what the true historical experience and record is, what governmental structure was established in the USA, what it is all about, and how it really is and operates. Because we are all interested in the spiritual activity of life, then we will be so inspired therein. This is a very different and correct account of the real USA Government, its history, and its establishment.

Religion and the Law in America

Author: Scott A. Merriman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851098631
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Provides a collection of essays and alphabetical entries that cover the history of freedom of religion in the United States.

Religion and Law

Author: Dr Peter W Edge
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409476948
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: Religion

Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students, drawing on examples from across key Anglophone jurisdictions – the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, as well as international law, to explore a broad range of issues. Aimed at a non-legal readership, this book introduces the use of legal sources and focuses on factual situations as much as legal doctrine. Key issues arising from interaction of the religious individual and the State are discussed, as well as the religious organisation or community and the State. The interaction is explored through case studies of areas as diverse as the legal regulation of religious drug use, sacred spaces and sacred places, and claims of clergy misconduct. Taking a broad, non-jurisdictional approach to the key issues, in particular providing insights differing from the dominant US experiences and paradigms, this student-friendly textbook includes a clearly structured bibliography and clear guidance on how to approach relevant legal materials.

Sex and the Constitution Sex Religion and Law from America s Origins to the Twenty First Century

Author: Geoffrey R. Stone
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 9781631493652
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Genre: Law

A “volume of lasting significance” that illuminates how the clash between sex and religion has defined our nation’s history (Lee C. Bollinger, president, Columbia University). Lauded for “bringing a bracing and much-needed dose of reality about the Founders’ views of sexuality” (New York Review of Books), Geoffrey R. Stone’s Sex and the Constitution traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have legislated sexual behavior from America’s earliest days to today’s fractious political climate. This “fascinating and maddening” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) narrative shows how agitators, moralists, and, especially, the justices of the Supreme Court have navigated issues as divisive as abortion, homosexuality, pornography, and contraception. Overturning a raft of contemporary shibboleths, Stone reveals that at the time the Constitution was adopted there were no laws against obscenity or abortion before the midpoint of pregnancy. A pageant of historical characters, including Voltaire, Thomas Jefferson, Anthony Comstock, Margaret Sanger, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, enliven this “commanding synthesis of scholarship” (Publishers Weekly) that dramatically reveals how our laws about sex, religion, and morality reflect the cultural schisms that have cleaved our nation from its founding.

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

Author: Derek Davis
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195326246
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Genre: Law

21 essays present a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within 5 main areas: history, politics, sociology theology/philosophy and law.

Models of Religious Freedom

Author: Marcel Stüssi
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643801180
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

In this thesis, the US, Swiss, and Syrian models of religious freedom are illustrated in legal settings. The Analytical Representation comprises more than statements of positive law or mechanical comparison. Each chapter is introduced by thought-forms predominant in the respective legal culture. The objective of the Methodological Representation is to investigate the logic and legitimate pattern by which the US and Swiss judiciary come to the conclusion that an alleged interference is covered under the right to religious freedom. The last dimension, which is the Eclectic Representation, pursues a dual aim. Firstly, the idea is to develop an actual guideline of religious freedom rules, and secondly, to evaluate how much religious freedom is internalized in the US, Swiss, and Syrian legal systems. Dissertation. (Series: ReligionsRecht im Dialog - Vol. 12)

Human Rights in the Constitutional Law of the United States

Author: Michael J. Perry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107038363
Release Date: 2013-07-08
Genre: Law

"In the period since the end of the Second World War, there has emerged what has never before existed: a truly global morality--specifically, a global political morality. That morality, which I call "the morality of human rights", consists both of a fundamental imperative, which serves as the normative ground of human rights, and of various human rights--of various rights, that is, recognized by the great majority of the countries of the world as human rights"--

The United States Law Government Religion Christianity and Illegalilties

Author: Servant of Jesus the Lord Barak Josiah
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449718244
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Political Science

Every concerned citizen will enjoy and be very encouraged by the good and accurate historical records of the United States. Lies have been infiltrated so vastly and so deeply in to society of the United States. Even the educational institutions have become deceived and warped, so that the students are then receiving passed-down versions that are, as has been told, - lies. Some are deceived innocently, some willingly, some know it and want it. Many are just so busy with all the cares of life that they passively accept. Is it not important to us? A false "peace" has set in, and yet it is not peace as we are so alertly observing. To an awakened mind, peace should be what everybody wants. Strife or disagreement is a form of anti-peace in the interior spiritual realm. Values of the heart must be addressed as to whether they are proper values, and those values are then displayed by posts of the government. Every citizen needs to know what the true historical experience and record is, what governmental structure was established in the United States, what it is all about, and how it really is and operates. As we are all interested in the spiritual matters of life, a very real and vibrant experience awaits us. With all these wonderful opportunities and serious concerns for righteousness, for enhancing others, unselfish love for others. should we not in mercy, patience, kindness, humility, and love try to establish a good country and citizenry for all This is a very different and right correct account of the real US Government, and its establishment, and its history.

Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139576970
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Law

There is an enormous scholarly literature on law's treatment of religion. Most scholars now recognize that although the US Supreme Court has not offered a consistent interpretation of what 'non-establishment' or religious freedom means, as a general matter it can be said that the First Amendment requires that government not give preference to one religion over another or, although this is more controversial, to religion over non-belief. But these rules raise questions that will be addressed in Legal Responses to Religious Practices in the United States: namely, what practices constitute a 'religious activity' such that it cannot be supported or funded by government? And what is a religion, anyway? How should law understand matters of faith and accommodate religious practices?

God and the IRS

Author: Samuel D. Brunson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107176300
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides a coherent way to think about the intersection of religious practice and taxes.

Religion and the Constitution

Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069112583X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Calling throughout for religion to be taken more seriously as a force for meaning in peoplee lives, Religion and the Constitution aims to accommodate the maximum expression of religious conviction that is consistent with a commitment to fairness and the public welfare. Includes information on abortion, atheism, atheists, Bear v. Reformed Mennonite Church, Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, Catholicism, Catholics, child custody, Christianity, Christians, conscientious objection to military service, discrimination, Employment Division v. Smith, Establishment Clause, religious exemptions, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise Clause, Free Speech Clause, harassment by employers, Hinduism, Hindus, Islam, Muslims, Jehovahh Witnesses, Judaism, Jews, Lyng v. Northwestern Indian Cemetery Protective Association, Native American Church, Sandra Day OOonnor, Protestantism, Protestants, religion, religious beliefs, Sherbert v. Verner, Sunday closing laws, Wisconsin v. Yoder, zoning, Zummo v. Zummo, etc.