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The Production of American Religious Freedom

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The Production of American Religious Freedom

Finbarr Curtis

Americans love religious freedom. Few agree, however, about what they mean by either religion or freedom. Rather than resolve these debates, the book argues that there is no such thing as religious freedom. Lacking any consistent content, religious freedom is a shifting and malleable rhetoric employed for a variety of purposes. While Americans often think of freedom as the right to be left alone, the free exercise of religion works to produce, challenge, distribute, and regulate ... Read more



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