God vs. the Gavel

    God vs. the Gavel

    Religion and the Rule of Law

    Marci A Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 2007

    Paperback 414pp

    9780521703383   Product Code: 76257

    Despite the benefits it can bring, religion can also do harm to society: American religious entities have recently asserted that their constitutional rights render them immune from certain legal requirements and precepts. Arguing forcefully against such a view, constitutional expert Marci A Hamilton, who has worked on recent clergy abuse and land use cases, first sets out why the law must govern religious entities, then discusses 'the history and doctrine behind the rule that subjects religious entities to duly enacted laws'.

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