Thomas Jefferson and the wall of separation between church and state

Dreisbach, Daniel L

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  • Creator Daniel L. Dreisbach
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : New York University Press, [2002] ©2002
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  • Physical Details
    • x, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780814719350, 081471935X
  • OCLC ocm49284086


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index.


  • 1. Introduction: The Creation of an American Metaphor -- 2. The President, a Mammoth Cheese, and the "Wall of Separation": Jeffersonian Politics and the New England Baptists -- 3. "Sowing Useful Truths and Principles": Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptist Association -- 4. "What the Wall Separates": A Jurisdictional Interpretation of the "Wall of Separation" -- 5. Early References to a "Wall of Separation": Prefiguring the Jeffersonian Metaphor -- 6. Creating "Effectual Barriers": Alternative Metaphors in Defense of Religious Liberty -- 7. "Useful Truths and Principles ... Germinate and Become Rooted" in the American Mind: Jefferson's Metaphor Enters Political and Juridical Discourse -- 8. Conclusion: The Re-Creation of Church-State Law, Policy, and Discourse -- App. Documents from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson
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