Between Church and State

Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America

James W. Fraser

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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Today, the ongoing battle between religion and public education is once again a burning issue in the United States. Prayer in the classroom, the teaching of creationism, the representation of sexuality in the classroom, and the teaching of morals are just a few of the subjects over which these institutions are skirmishing. James Fraser shows that though these battles have been going on for as long as there have been public schools, there has never been any consensus about the proper relationship between religion and public education. Looking at the most difficult question of how private issues of faith can be reconciled with the very public nature of schooling, Fraser paints a picture of our multicultural society that takes our relationship with God into account.

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“Fraser offers a highly readable history of education . . .” —Christian Science Monitor

“Between Church and State should interest anyone hoping to gain a better understanding of religion's role in public education.” —Dallas Morning News

“...an excellent summary for the general reading public seeking an understanding of the difficulties of the problem...a practical guide to public policy.” —History: Reviews of New Books

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James W. Fraser

James W. Fraser is Professor of History and Education and Director for Innovation in Urban Education at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Fraser has also been Pastor of Grace Church, Federated in East Boston, Massachusetts since 1986. With Theresa Perry, he is also the editor of Freedom's Plow.

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Between Church and State
Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America
James W. Fraser

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
September 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312233396
ISBN10: 0312233396
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$18.00
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