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"The most innovative recent study of church-state relations in the early republic."—Journal of the Early Republic
"Unique and valuable... subtle and sophiticated scholarship. For those who specialize in church-state issues in America, this book is essential reading. "—Journal of Church and State
"One of the best scholarly works in years to argue effectively for the separation of church and state as part of the founders'original intent.' McGarvie proves himself in this book to be a superb historian of law and the history of ideas."—The American Journal of Legal History
Mark Douglas McGarvie, J.D., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of History and Law at the University of Richmond.