Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century

Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century

Beginning his volume in the ancient and medieval worlds, Geoffrey R. Stone demonstrates how the Founding Fathers, deeply influenced by their philosophical forebears, saw traditional Christianity as an impediment to the pursuit of happiness and to the quest for human progress. Acutely aware of the need to separate politics from the divisive forces of religion, the Founding...

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Title:Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century
Author:Geoffrey R. Stone
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ISBN:0871404699
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:704 pages

Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century Reviews

  • Anna
    Dec 16, 2016
    Review forthcoming in Publishers Weekly. This is an excellent survey of American law and public attitudes toward the regulation of three aspects of human sexuality: sexual speech/"obscenity", abortion and contraception, and homosexual acts and identities. It races through about 100 pages of "prequel...
  • University of Chicago Magazine
    Mar 07, 2017
    Geoffrey R. Stone, JD'71Author...
  • !Tæmbuŝu
    Mar 09, 2017
    Reviewed by Open Letters Monthly...
  • Christen
    Apr 17, 2017
    Excellent book on the Constitution, Court Cases and the First Amendment. It was an easy read and the author does a great job explaining without bogging down with too many ideas. Recommend for anyone. ...
  • Rachel Blakeman
    Apr 16, 2017
    This is really a 4.5 star review. Based on being more than 500 pages of text this is clearly a deep dive into the subject matter. If you are looking for a basic overview of the themes and concepts, read the 5-page epilogue. It focuses on the First and Fourteenth amendments as they relate to speech a...