By Marci A. Hamilton
Foreword by Edward R. Becker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2005
Online Publication Date:July 2009
God vs. the Gavel challenges the pervasive assumption that all religious conduct deserves constitutional protection. While religious conduct provides many benefits to society, it is not always benign. The thesis of the book is that anyone who harms another person should be governed by the laws that govern everyone else - and truth be told, religion is capable of great harm.