March 11, 2005
We asked four scholars to discuss the most misunderstood concepts in their fields.
Kent Greenawalt, a professor of law at Columbia University School of Law and author of Does God Belong in Public Schools? (Princeton University Press, 2005):
The most misunderstood, and manipulated, concepts in discussion of the free-exercise and establishment clauses of the First Amendment are religion itself and teaching religion. One problem is that saying just what makes