Eric Foner, 20 February 1997
Show More Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack Rakove.
Knopf, 439 pp., $35, April 1996, 0 394 57858 9Show More
“... or encourage any particular form of worship or religious expression. He helped to write what Isaac Kramnick and Laurence Moore have recently called a ‘godless Constitution’, which specifically prohibited religious tests for public office: quite an innovation for the 18th century. Moreover, Rakove shows, his understanding of religious freedom ...”