Church, state, corporation : construing religion in US law /

"What is a church and what work does "church"-the church-do today in American law? In Church State Corporation, Sullivan argues that the appeals to "the church" we find in legal opinions express what she calls a "Christian mystical political theology" that naturali...

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Author / Creator:Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers, 1950- author.
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Church and state -- United States -- Cases.
Religion and law -- United States -- Cases.
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Religion -- General.
Religion -- Religion, Politics & State.
Law -- Civil Rights.
Law -- Corporate.
Christianity and politics
Church and state
Religion and law
United States
Electronic books.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12403253
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ISBN:9780226454726
022645472X
9780226454559
022645455X
9780226454696
022645469X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Summary:"What is a church and what work does "church"-the church-do today in American law? In Church State Corporation, Sullivan argues that the appeals to "the church" we find in legal opinions express what she calls a "Christian mystical political theology" that naturalizes religion in the American legal imagination and limits the law's ability to acknowledge religion more broadly. To pinpoint the work the church does in US law, Sullivan examines two recent Supreme Court cases, Hosanna-Tabor v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012) and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014), in order to map the contours of the "church-shaped space" at the heart of what constitutes religion in US law. Sullivan also examines a constellation of church property cases, cases developing corporate personhood such as Citizens United, and what the "Angola Church"-a collection of churches formed within the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola-reveals about the range of the church's influence in US law. In all, the reader is treated to a remarkably thought-provoking analysis of the ways the church persists in US law, one that calls into question our basic assumptions about our supposedly secular age"--
Other form:Print version: 9780226454559 022645455X 9780226454696 022645469X