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Societal Boundaries, Paranoia and Ill Humor, and the Role of the Courts Under the Free Exercise Clause

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Unusual societal flux and social stress causes fear, and a fearful, paranoid society is tempted greatly to take extreme measures to protect itself. Pressured politicians may be unable or unwilling to ... More


Parley and Mrs. Pratt(s)

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pratt’s experience as a polygamous husband demonstrates the dynamics of the marital system among the Latter-day Saint leadership in the 1850s, including the divorce between Pratt and his second wife ... More


“An Eel by the Tail”

Mark David Hall

in Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929849
eISBN:
9780199980574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers in detail Sherman's contributions at the Federal Convention of 1787. Sherman was an effective advocate for a stronger national government possessing carefully enumerated ... More


The Furnace at Sing Sing, 1828–1839

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how Sing Sing Prison's agent assaulted the resident chaplain and threw him out of the prison. The institution had no minister until a year later when a new head administrator ... More


The Question of Accountability

Christian Smith

in The Sacred Project of American Sociology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199377138
eISBN:
9780199377169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377138.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the question of whom American sociology is accountable to, if it indeed is governed by the spiritual project described above. The chapter considers and rejects for various ... More


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