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Jun 24, 2008
| ISBN 9780143113751
May 17, 2007
| ISBN 9781101202401
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Jun 24, 2008 | ISBN 9780143113751
May 17, 2007 | ISBN 9781101202401
An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided, from the acclaimed author of A People’s History of the Supreme Court As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in A People’s History of the Supreme Court, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America’s growing religious wars.
Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five previous award-winning books. The most recent, A People’s History of the Supreme Court, was awarded the Silver Gavel Certificate of… More about Peter Irons
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