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Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Statute in Virginia by Thomas E. Buckley

Thursday, July 24, 12:00pm1:00pm
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Virginia Historical Society
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On July 24 at noon, Thomas E. Buckley will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia."

Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in VirginiaThe significance of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom goes far beyond the borders of the Old Dominion. Its influence ultimately extended to the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the separation of church and state. In his latest book, Thomas Buckley tells the story of the statute, beginning with its background in the struggles of colonial dissenters against an oppressive Church of England. Displacing an established church by instituting religious freedom, the Virginia statute provided the most substantial guarantees of religious liberty of any state in the new nation. The effort to implement Jefferson’s statute has even broader significance in its anticipation of the conflict that would occupy the whole country after the Supreme Court nationalized the religion clause of the First Amendment in the 1940s.

Thomas E. Buckley, professor in residence in the department of history of Loyola Marymount University, is the author of several books on Virginia’s religious history, including Church and State in Revolutionary Virginia, 1776–1787 and Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia.

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

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Thomas Buckley tells the story of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom, beginning with its background in the struggles of the colonial dissenters against an oppressive Church of England.
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Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Statute in Virginia

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