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Should the Children Pray?
A Historical, Judicial, and Political Examination of Public School Prayer

By Lynda B. Fenwick

Should the Children Pray?
Hardback, 249 pages $34.95
Published: 1st May 1989
ISBN: 9780918954510
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Political Science, Law & Religion, Religion & Politics

The author traces the history of public school prayer in America and the legal debates since the 1962 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed the practice. The book thus makes available the historical and legal information from which readers can draw their own conclusions about this sensitive issue.


  1. European Religious Heritage
  2. Colonization
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Maryland
  7. Virginia
  8. Georgia
  9. The Great Awakening
  10. The American Revolution
  11. Religious Freedom in Virginia
  12. The first Amendment
  13. Diversity
  14. Implementation
  15. The United States Supreme Court
  16. Interpreting the First Amendment
  17. The School Prayer Case: Engel v. Vitale
  18. The Bible Reading Cases
  19. Senate Debates: The Personal Side
  20. Senate Debates: The Arguments
  21. Equal Access Legislation
  22. The Silent Prayer Case
  23. Conclusion

Lynda Beck Fenwick was born and raised in Kansas. She received her education degree from Fort Hays Kansas State University and taught in the public schools of Kansas, New York, and Massachusetts before attending Law school. She received her law degree from Baylor University and was a practicing trial attorney in Texas prior to moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she now lives with her husband, Larry.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 249 pages
 9in x 6in

 Baylor University Press

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