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dc.contributor.advisorMcDaniel, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorLynn, Nathan R.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Institute of Church-State Studies.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-04T19:53:53Z
dc.date.available2007-12-04T19:53:53Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.date.issued2007-12-04T19:53:53Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5099
dc.descriptionInclude bibliographical index (p. 141-145).en
dc.description.abstractDuring the course of the Twentieth Century, the Jehovah’s Witnesses went before the United States Supreme Court over twenty times in an effort to further their religious liberties. These cases involved the often tumultuous relationship between their theology and the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause. Occasionally the Witnesses proved inconsistent with their faith; however, the Supreme Court proved just as inconsistent in their rulings and reasoning of these cases. These inconsistencies between the two parties created a symbiotic benefit for not only the Witnesses, but all Americans, as new religious freedoms were granted. While persecution and unpopularity plagued the Witnesses, this only made them more resilient and determined to pursue legal methods and ensure their liberties would be established and well-protected.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Nathan R. Lynn.en
dc.format.extentv, 145 p.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectJehovah's Witnesses --- United States -- History -- 20th century.en
dc.subjectUnited States. Supreme Court.en
dc.subjectFreedom of religion --- United States -- History -- 20th century.en
dc.titleCoexistent inconsistency: the Supreme Court, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the expansion of religious liberties.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsBaylor University access onlyen
dc.contributor.departmentChurch and State.en


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