The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Law - 238 pages
Between 1901 and 1907, a broad coalition of Protestant churches sought to expel newly elected Reed Smoot from the Senate, arguing that as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Smoot was a lawbreaker and therefore unfit to be a law
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The American Idea of a Church
12
The Man Who Served Two Masters
34
Subordinating to the State
56
The Common Good
82
RePlacing Memory
109
Defining Denominational Citizenship
138
Epilogue
159
Notes
179
Bibliography
213
Index
231
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Kathleen Flake practiced law for fifteen years and is now assistant professor of American religious history at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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