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This volume is a collection fo seven papers delivered at a synmposium assembled in April 1989 upon the occasion, almost two hundred years hence, of the passage of the Bill of Rights by the First Congress. The unifying theme is stated to be the historical context of both Religion Clauses in the First Amendment, but the authors are driven primarily by Establishment Clause concerns. The Thrust of the essays deal with the orininalism advanced during the years of Reagan Administration, and nonperferentialism comes in for particular cirticism, both pejoratively characterized as that "growing clamor" (viii).



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