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The Second DisestablishmentChurch and State in Nineteenth-Century America$
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Steven Green

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195399677

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.001.0001

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Legal Christianity Applied

Legal Christianity Applied

(p.173) 6 Legal Christianity Applied
The Second Disestablishment

Steven K. Green (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the Christian-nation maxim’s antebellum application in three areas—blasphemy laws (the trial of Abner Kneeland), oath requirements, and Sunday laws—and how those uses affected legal attitudes toward disestablishment. The chapter also discusses Justice Story’s evolving view of America’s Christian nationhood, including his dispute with Jefferson, and how he understood the relation between the maxim and disestablishment as evinced in his decisions and Commentaries.

Keywords:   Christian nation, Christianity, blasphemy, Kneeland, oaths, Sunday laws, Joseph Story, Jefferson, commentaries

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