TITLE

AN "UNGRACIOUS SILENCE": THE INFLUENCE OF CATHOLIC THOUGHT UPON THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND ITS IMPACT UPON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE

AUTHOR(S)
Tompkins, Joseph
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
Ave Maria Law Review;Summer2014, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p359
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the influence of the Catholic teachings on the First Amendment as well as its impact on the interpretation of the free exercise clause. It cited Protestant James Wilson as one of the influential people behind the U.S. Constitution. Also identified are some fundamental freedoms supported by the Catholic Church's teaching including religion, speech, press and association. It also described the Catholic thought concerning the church-state relationship and religious freedom.
ACCESSION #
99033054

 

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