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Secular Government, Religious People (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion | EUSLR)

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Timely examination of how religious liberty and secular government in the U.S. intersect.

In this book Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle break through the unproductive American debate over competing religious rights. They present an original theory that makes the secular character of the American government, rather than a set of individual rights, the centerpiece of religious liberty in the United States.

Through a comprehensive treatment of relevant constitutional themes and through their attention to both historical concerns and contemporary controversies—including issues often in the news—Lupu and Tuttle define and defend the secular character of U.S. government.

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  • Explores the idea of secular government for a religious people
  • Rests on the distinctions between government and the people
  • Analyzes how the interaction between religion and government shapes the character of civil authority


  • A Secular Government for a Religious People

Civil Government and Religious Institutions

  • Civil Authority and the Self-Government of Religious Communities
  • Government Funding of Religion

Religion Inside Government

  • Religious Expression in Public Schools
  • Religious Expression in the Public Square

Government and the People’s Religious Liberty

  • The Core of Religious Liberty
  • Government Responsiveness to a Religious People — Forms and Limits


  • The Military Chaplaincy — a Concluding Case Study
Fresh and thought-provoking. . . . A welcome contribution.

Journal of Church & State

For well over a decade now, the scholarly team of Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle has been a valuable and distinctive voice in conversations about religion, law, and government. Secular Government, Religious People reflects the mature, comprehensive culmination of that collaboration. . . . This is a formidable book that will have to be reckoned with.

Steven Smith — University of San Diego

Lupu and Tuttle have long been among the most important legal commentators on American religious liberty and the separation of church and state. In this book they brilliantly synthesize their prior work into a structural interpretation of the Establishment Clause that is historically and textually sound. . . . A major work that all scholars of law and religion will need to read and consider.

Frederick Mark Gedicks — Brigham Young University Law School

  • Title: Secular Government, Religious People
  • Authors: Ira C. Lupu, Robert W. Tuttle
  • Series: Emory University Studies in Law and Religion
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 279
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-04-20T15:46:44Z

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