Quinlan Lecture 2013

The Quinlan Lecture

featuring

PROFESSOR SARAH BARRINGER GORDON
Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law & Professor of History
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL

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“The Surprising History of Limitations on Religious Powers and Property from Disestablishment to the Civil War”
Thursday, April 4, 2013
5 p.m.
Homsey Family Moot Courtroom
Sarkeys Law Center

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BACKGROUND

Sarah (Sally) Barringer Gordon teaches in the areas of church and state, property, and legal history in the law school, and American religious and constitutional history in the history department.  Sally is the author The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and The Spirit of the Law Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2010).   She is also the co-author, with Jan Shipps, of a draft article “The Sins of the Fathers: The Mountain Meadows Massacre as an Event in Religious History,” and is working on a new book-length project, tentatively titled  “The Place of Faith: Religion and Land Ownership in American History.” Sally is particularly interested in the legal history of religion and religious peoples in American colonial and national history, with a special focus on the relationship of politics and law to belief and practice in American life.

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