God Vs. the Gavel (Hardcover)

Religion and the Rule of Law

By Marci A. Hamilton, Edward R. Becker (Foreword by)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521853040, 414pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2005

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Paperback (9/1/2007)

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God vs. the Gavel challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection. While religious conduct provides many benefits to society, it is not always benign. The thesis of the book is that anyone who harms another person should be governed by the laws that govern everyone else - and truth be told, religion is capable of great harm.