Yet for all of its importance, Everson is not as well known as high court cases over school prayer, displays of religious
symbols or legal abortion.
In the wake of that election we've seen an avalanche of literature purporting to explain the revival of the religious
right and its implications for the country.
"People who identify strongly with their faith have more access to activities through their church, synagogue or temple to engage in volunteer and fundraising activities, than individuals who aren't religious
," says Professor Berger, author of the study.
population attends religious
services on any regular basis, we can infer that many of those who don't attend services harbor a certain ambivalence to Christian doctrine.
"Loyalty to the truth and devotion to the good of the nation," the author grandiloquently announces, have prompted this expose, the inside story of a "cultural counterrevolution" that has commanded millions from right-wing foundations, won the allegiance of the conservative religious
community, and gained the attention of popes, powerful evangelical ministers, presidential speechwriters, Supreme Court justices, and politicians alike.
Political commentator and former Republican strategist Kevin Phillips sees the precipitous rise of religious
influence in American politics as something of an apocalyptic event, signaling the demise or at least rapid decline of America's political and economic power.
FETZER AND SOPER OFFER A CAREFUL and incisive analysis of variations in the British, German and French state responses to Muslims' religious
demands in three important areas of public policy: the accommodation of religious
practices and teaching in public schools, the provision of state funding for Islamic schools, and the regulation of mosque building.
Because of this restriction, "fundamentalism" migrated from a descriptive historical to a pejorative term for an ossified, hostile, and even fanatical way of being religious
. In the last part of the twentieth century, students of world religions appropriated the term to describe aggressively anti-modernist, tradition-preserving movements in many of the world's faiths.
As the antigay right continues to use religious
rhetoric as a political tool to stall equality, Clunn and hundreds of other straight religious
leaders are speaking up for LGBT Americans.
The Trophy of Baptists: Words to Celebrate Religious
* Conflict occurs if a part of science attempts to further the materialist program, leading to an implicit or explicit attack on a religious
view of the world (Trigg).
This paper considers some key issues relating to the teaching of religious
studies in Higher Education within a religiously divided society.
Meditation on and the inclusion of religious
works as literature in some public school curricula are occurring.
For weeks this winter, a French proposal to forbid most religious
symbols in public schools, including the head scarves and veils worn by many Muslim girls, attracted heavy media attention and led to large street protests.
About a year ago, no one knew whether voucher programs could include private religious
schools without running afoul of the First Amendment's establishment clause.