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Book Chapter

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Christianity, church and state, Hosanna-Tabor, Jeremy Bentham, law and religion, political theology, religious freedom, sovereignty, Supreme Court of the United States


Originally issued at as part of a series of blog posts on The Politics of Religious Freedom. To be published by University of Chicago Press in 2015 as a chapter in Politics of Religious Freedom, edited by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, and Peter Danchin.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | First Amendment

Recommended Citation

The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere, March 6, 2012.