Books

The Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty
Co-edited with Owen Anderson
New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019

The Pope's Republic: Liberties and Loyalties in Early America
Manuscript in Submission

Sovereign Jealousies: Religion, Citizenship, and the State
Manuscript in Progress


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“Jacques Maritain and Leo XIII on the Problem of Church-State Relations"
The Things that Matter: Essays on the Later Work of Jacques Maritain
Edited by Heidi M. Giebel
Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press/American Maritain Association, forthcoming 2018

“Conciliarism and the American Founding”
William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., 73, no. 3 (2016): 467-500

Abstract
Conventional understandings of Catholicism, especially the claim that the pope held temporal power over all civil rulers, presented a signal challenge to early American Catholics' civil and religious liberty. Yet reform-minded Catholics in the North Atlantic world asserted their independence from the temporal powers of external authorities, including the pope. Catholics who participated in the American founding, such as Charles Carroll of Carrollton and John Carroll, drew from an intellectual tradition of conciliarism that was rooted in Catholic thought yet compatible with republicanism. The Carrolls' public support of the nation's foundational documents and their development of the American Catholic Church presented to the broader political and religious public a Catholic tradition that advocated not only a republican view of temporal independence but also a juridical, nonhierarchical understanding of church and state. Catholics of this sort were not a foil to American religious and political arrangements; instead, they fit their beliefs within the ideologies of the American founding and thereby answered Protestant charges that Catholics should be legally penalized. These conclusions offer compelling reasons to include the conciliarist tradition within the “multiple traditions approach” of American founding historiography.

"Aquinas on Tyranny, Resistance, and the End of Politics" (co-authored)
Perspectives on Political Science 44, no. 1 (2015): 10-17


Non-Refereed Book Chapters and Law Review Articles

“Maryland"
Disestablishment and Religious Dissent: Church-State Relations in the New American States, 1776-1833
Edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan Den Hartog
Columbus: University of Missouri Press, forthcoming 2019
 
“The Problem of the Origins of American Religious Liberty"
Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty
Edited by Michael D. Breidenbach and Owen Anderson
New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018

“The Future of Religious Liberty" (co-authored)
Cambridge Companion to the First Amendment and Religious Liberty
Edited by Michael D. Breidenbach and Owen Anderson
New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018


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