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The Spirit of the Law

Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674046542

Publication Date: 04/30/2010

Short

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • 1. The New Constitutional World
  • 2. The Worship of Idols
  • 3. The Almighty and the Dollar
  • 4. Faith as Liberation
  • 5. Holy War
  • 6. Covenants of Love
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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