Jelen, Segers and Cochrane provide cogent arguments about the appropriate role of religion in American public life. A Wall of Separation?
is a bridge to understanding. (Green, John)
This is a fascinating book dealing with one of the most important controversies in contemporary American politics. . . . I admire the way in which both authors advance their perspectives. . . . It promises to stimulate lively debate in a wide variety of classes. (Penning, James M.)
Carefully and clearly argued, this thoughtful, exhaustive, and provocative consideration of church-state and religion-politics in our liberal democracy is a model of civic discourse. (Choice
A well-written and provocative introduction to the debate over the public role of religion in the United States. . . . a rich source of information and thoughtful discussion. (Sociology Of Religion
“The strength of the book lies in the clarity and straightforwardness of the prose...” (Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers Hnet Reviews
About the Author
Mary Segers is professor of political science at Rutgers University. Ted G. Jelen is chair of the political science department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Clarke E. Cochran is professor of political science at Texas Tech University.