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Cara L. Burnidge

The Disestablishment of American Religious History

The following guest post by Cara L. Burnidge is a response to Ray Haberski’s “Why Academia Found God” and John Fea’s “Biography and American Religious History.” This past weekend, Florida State University held its first Religion and Law Conference. The Religion and Law student group had the pleasure of hosting Winnifred Sullivan who, during her keynote address, asserted that the history of religion in the United States is a narrative of establishment(s) and disestablishment(s). Using Richard Cover’s foreword to the Harvard Law Review’s summary of the 1982 Supreme Court term as the basis to her remarks, Sullivan explained that our Read more