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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Instructional Aids

Volume 4 . Chapter 13

Key Terms

clearly secular purpose

compelling government interest

excessive entanglement

neutral law of general applicability

primary effect

Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the current meaning of the First Amendment's nonestablishment of religion clause.
  • Explain the current meaning of the First Amendment's free exercise of religion clause.
  • Apply the current meaning of both of the First Amendment's religion clauses to a variety of circumstances.

Short-Answer Questions

1. What three conditions must a law or governmental practice ordinarily satisfy to be consistent with the First Amendment's "establishment clause"?

2. What factors must a court consider in determining whether a particular law or governmental action violates ...

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