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Does God Belong in Public Schools?
Kent Greenawalt

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Introduction 1

PART I: HISTORY AND PURPOSES 11

CHAPTER 1: A Brief History of American Public Schools and Religion 13
CHAPTER 2: Purposes of Public School Education 23

PART II: DEVOTIONS, CLUBS, AND TEACHING RELIGION AS TRUE 35

CHAPTER 3: Devotional Practices: Prayer and Bible Reading 37
CHAPTER 4: Moments of Silence 58
CHAPTER 5: Teaching Religious Propositions 64
CHAPTER 6: Equal Facilities 69

PART III: TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION 77

CHAPTER 7: Teaching and Religion in the Public School 79
CHAPTER 8: Teaching Natural Science I: Relation between Science and Religion 88
CHAPTER 9: Teaching Natural Science II: Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design 101
CHAPTER 10: Teaching Natural Science III: What Amounts to Teaching Religion? 116
CHAPTER 11: History, Economics, and Literature 126
CHAPTER 12: Morals, Civics, and Comparative Religion 138
CHAPTER 13: Constitutional Constraints and Other Legal Limits 152

PART IV: RIGHTS OF STUDENTS 161

CHAPTER 14: Student Rights to Religious Freedom and to Free Speech on Religious Topics 163
CHAPTER 15: Excusing Students When They or Their Parents Object 174
Notes 189
Index 257

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