New Jersey v. T. L. O.

A teacher at a New Jersey high school, upon discovering respondent, then a 14-year-old freshman,…

University of California Regents v. Bakke

The Medical School of the University of California at Davis (hereinafter Davis) had two admissions…

Mather – “A Man of Reason” / Edwards – “A Supernatural Light”

A Man of Reason A Brief ESSAY to Demonstrate That all MEN should hearken to…

Excerpts from Founding Documents on Religion

Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united…

Herbert Spencer and the Doctrine of Evolution

A Lecture delivered before the New York Liberal Club The change that has taken place…

A Christian Manifesto

[There has been] a change in our society, a change in our country, a change…

Baconianism and the Bible

The substance of an address delivered before the Ecumenean and Philanthropic Societies of Davidson College,…

On Being Born Again

“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man…

Can a Christian Be a Communist?

Due to copyright restrictions, we are unable to post the full text of this document…

“The Bible,” from Christianity and Liberalism

Chapter 4: “The Bible” Modern liberalism, it has been observed so far, has lost sight…

Philosophy in the United States

There are nearly 300 non-Catholic colleges in the United States, most of them chartered by…

Shall the Fundamentalists Win?

“Shall the Fundamentalists Win?”1 This morning we are to think of the Fundamentalist controversy which…

Address to the National Conference of Catholic Charities

Cardinal Hayes, Your Excellency, ladies and gentlemen:1 Coming down through the crowd this evening, my…

The Nature, Importance, and Means of Eminent Holiness Throughout the Church

Published in The American National Preacher 10, 1&2 (June-July 1835). Matthew 16:3: Can ye not discern the…

A Plea for the West

…It is certain that the glorious things spoken of the church and of the world,…

Religious Education and Contemporary Social Conditions

…The religious educator is … handicapped by the fact that much of the final curricula…

Letter Accepting the Republican Nomination

Mr. Root And Chairmen Of The Notification Committee: I accept the nomination which you tender.…

Sermons

I. CORRINTH. Chap. VII. Ver. 21. Art thou called being a servant? Care not for…

The Constitution has Same Meaning it had When Written

It's a pizzazzy topic: Constitutional Interpretation. It is however an important one. I was vividly…

Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility

Introduction Elections are a time for debate and decisions about the leaders, policies, and values…

Engel v. Vitale

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court. The respondent Board of Education of…

Zorach v. Clauson

Under 3210 of the New York Education Law and the regulations thereunder, New York City…

Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing Et Al.

A New Jersey statute authorizes its local school districts to make rules and contracts for…

Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour

Light of the first light of evening, as in a room In which we rest…

The Warfare of Science with Theology

Preface. . . I simply try to aid in letting the light of historical truth…

Natural Law

It is not enough for the knight of romance that you agree that his lady…

Science and Theology

One of our late semi-religious exchanges contains and editorial, in which the modern scientists, Huxley,…

The Moral Theory of Civil Liberty

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom…

William Lloyd Garrison to Thomas Shipley

Esteemed friend Shipley: Not having been in Boston at the time your welcome epistle was…

Garrison’s Defense of His Positions

Let me define my positions, and at the same time challenge anyone to show wherein…

Editorial Regarding Walker’s Appeal

Believing, as we do, that men should never do evil that good may come; that…

What a Revival of Religion Is

O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of…

Witherspoon Letter about Isaac Newton

The Reverend John Witherspoon was a staunch Presbyterian minister who came from Scotland to assume…

The Bible

Modern liberalism, it has been observed so far, has lost sight of the two great…

Proclamation of Thanksgiving

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. It has pleased Almighty…

Reply to Emancipation Memorial Presented by Chicago Christians of All Denominations

"The subject presented in the memorial is one upon which I have thought much for…

Sermon 2

John Chapter VIII. Verse 36. If therefore the son shall make you free ye shall…

Sermon 1

I. Corrinth. Chap. VII Ver. 21 Art thou called being a servant? Care not for…

Virginia Ratifying Convention

Mr. HENRY. Mr. Chairman, I am much obliged to the very worthy gentleman for his encomium.…

A Model of Christian Charity

John Winthrop, “A Model of Christian Charity”, Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, 1838),…

A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers

Mayhew’s sermon text, Romans 13:1-7, is printed below: Let every soul be subject unto the…

Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association

GENTLEMEN, The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to…

Truisms

1. All men are born equal, and entitled to protection, excepting those whose skins are…

To The Public

In the month of August, I issued proposals for publishing "THE LIBERATOR" in Washington city;…

Letter to Hebrew Congregations of the City of Savannah, Georgia

Gentlemen: I thank you with great sincerity for your congratulations on my appointment to the…

Lyceum Address

As a subject for the remarks of the evening, the perpetuation of our political institutions,…

Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments

Source: The Essential Bill of Rights, ed. Gordon Lloyd and Margie Lloyd, (Lanham, MD: University…

Mayflower Compact

IN THE NAME of GOD, Amen. We, whose Names are under-written, the Loyal Subjects of…

First Inaugural Address (1861)

Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Final Version, March, 1861 (Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General…

Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 3. General Correspondence. 1837-1897: Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865…
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