Civil Religion

June 14, 2004

Well, after being not very productive the tail end of last week, and then spending the weekend doing everything but writing, I get to buckle back down to the new chapter 2b.

I am writing about civil religion and the tensions between civil religion and freedom of conscience. Today I get to write up blasphemy cases, reading through NY. State v. Ruggles and Updegraph v Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to figure out exactly what Chancellor Kent and friends meant when they claimed that Christianity is part of the Common Law.

What this means is that I have spent the last week or so thinking about common law and relationg common law to legal formalism to daily experience. I am glad that I am not a lawyer.

Posted by Red Ted at June 14, 2004 11:05 AM | TrackBack