A Valuable Resource for Students of Church-State Relations Moehlman, Conrad Henry. The American Constitutions and Religion: Religious References in the Charters of the Thirteen Colonies and the Constitutions of the Forty-Eight States. A Source-Book on Church and State in the United States. Berne, Indiana: [Published by the Author], 1938. 142 pp. Reprinted 2007,2020 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777366; ISBN-10: 1584777362. Hardcover. New. $34.95 * A valuable resource for students of church-state relations in the United States, this painstakingly assembled anthology lists every passage with a religious reference in the charters of the thirteen colonies and the constitutions of forty-eight states. Moehlman also includes a useful introduction that provides an overview of church-state relations from the colonial period to the 1930s. The book is divided into six sections: Religious References in the Charters and Constitutions of the Thirteen Colonies and Original States, A.D. 1584-1776, Religious References in State Documents of the Revolutionary Period, A.D. 1776-1791, Religious References in State Constitutions, A.D. 1791-1837, Religious References in State Constitutions, A.D. 1837-1876, Religious References in State Constitutions, A.D. 1876-1930, Since the United States Supreme Court Decision in the Louisiana Text-Book Case, A.D. 1930. Conrad Henry Moehlman [1879-1961] was a professor of church history at Colgate Rochester Divinity School from 1907 to 1944. After retiring from Colgate Rochester, he taught at the University of Rochester, the University of Southern California and Oberlin College. A prolific author, he published several books on church history, biblical interpretation and the social role of religion. He believed strongly in the separation of church and state.
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