Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) (Landmark Law Cases & American Society)

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0700615261
ISBN-10: 0700615261
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$3.62 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$17.95 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
17 New from $10.25 29 Used from $3.62
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


The Black Presidency by Michael Eric Dyson
"The Black Presidency"
Rated by Vanity Fair as one of our most lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today, this book is a provocative and lively look into the meaning of America's first black presidency. Learn more
$17.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) (Landmark Law Cases & American Society)
  • +
  • Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial
Total price: $28.22
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The most readable, entertaining, refreshing, enlightening account of the Engel case yet written." Derek H. Davis, author of Original Intent: Chief Justice Rehnquist and the Course of American Church/State Relations "Never loses sight of the crucial fact that the controversy over religion in public schools belongs not to the captains and the kings but to ordinary people whose convictions - and passions - drive them to do what they believe they must." Joan DelFattore, author of The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in America's Public Schools "One of the finest studies about Engel and its consequences." --Robert F. Drinan, S.J., author of Can God and Caesar Coexist?"

From the Back Cover

"The most readable, entertaining, refreshing, enlightening account of the Engel case yet written."-Derek H. Davis, author of Original Intent: Chief Justice Rehnquist and the Course of American Church/State Relations

"Never loses sight of the crucial fact that the controversy over religion in public schools belongs not to the captains and the kings but to ordinary people whose convictions-and passions-drive them to do what they believe they must." -Joan DelFattore, author of The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in America's Public Schools

"One of the finest studies about Engel and its consequences."-Robert F. Drinan, S.J., author of Can God and Caesar Coexist?

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE



Product Details

  • Series: Landmark Law Cases & American Society
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas (April 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700615261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700615261
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #777,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
75%
4 star
25%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son was doing a term paper on this issue and though he had 10 books from the library this was the most enjoyable to read and contained a wealth of information.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Bruce Dierenfield has written an excellent book that combines the personal stories of a very divisive court case, with an excellent historical overview of the relationship between church and state in the U.S.
As a child of one of the plaintiffs I was fascinated to learn the stories of other people involved with the case.
Comment 1 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Hugo Black; demagogue.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Over the years I have heard many reasons for school prayer. Everything from the demise of our society in general, to the violence at Virginia Tech. All such attention given to one reason for society's ills with avoidance of many others. The increase in school violence, lack of prayer in our schools. No mention the effects of more and more Mothers working outside the home. No mention of how we have been redirected as to how we disipline our children. You know "They are just expressing themselves." "Or to disipline them is to destroy their self esteem." No you are teaching them to live an orderly life in an ordered society. Instead of blaming a lack of school prayer for our ills, why not blame we as parents?

In the 6th Chapter of Matthew Christ admonished us to pray in private, in our closets, not as some glowing example of so called Christian values, in public. Which is so like wearing ones religion on ones sleeve, and looking down on those who choose to pray in private. In turn the 1962 Supereme Court decision has also given rise to this need to display the 10 Commandments on our public grounds or in our courthouses. In turn angring many professed Christians. Deplorying a merger between "Church and State." One reason many of us came to this land in the first place, "Freedom from religion." Not just freedom of religion.

This book gives us a reminder of what we have had to contend with in our society since 1962, from both sides. This is not a Christian nation, and we should attempt to revamp our values. Never mind that at the founding of this nation the new comers tried to exterminate those who were here already, and then we brought peoples from another land as slaves. Not too Christ like from where I stand.
Read more ›
8 Comments 4 of 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) (Landmark Law Cases & American Society)
This item: The Battle over School Prayer: How Engel v. Vitale Changed America (Landmark Law Cases and American Society) (Landmark Law Cases & American Society)
Price: $17.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com