God on Trial

Landmark Cases from America's Religious Battlefields

Peter Irons - Author

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ISBN 9781101202401 | 384 pages | 17 May 2007 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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An insightful and dramatic account of religious conflicts that keep America divided—from the acclaimed author of The Courage of Their Convictions

As the United States has become increasingly conservative, both politically and socially, in recent years, the fight between the religious right and those advocating for the separation of church and state has only intensified. As he did in The Courage of Their Convictions, award-winning author and legal expert Peter Irons combines an approachable, journalistic narrative style with intimate first-person accounts from both sides of the conflict. Set against the backdrop of American history, politics, and law, God on Trial relates the stories of six recent cases in communities that have become battlefields in America’s growing religious wars.

“Peter Irons is that rare legal scholar who, with impeccable clarity, translates the most important constitutional issues of our time into human terms.”
—Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States

“Finally, a book on the struggle for religious freedom that goes beyond the hype and the headlines . . . This is a must-read book.”
—Jay Sekulow, chief council, American Center for Law & Justice

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