Are recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings consistent with the Founding Fathers’ intentions for the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, and what role does the common phrase “separation of church and state” play in political discourse related to constitutional interpretation? Include in your discussion whether and/or to what extent separation of church and state is consistent with biblical principles. Historical, legal and academic sources are appropriate sources for this assignment. Popular sources or advocacy publications may be used sparingly to convey opposing sides in the contemporary debate, but do not count toward your required number of sources.
For this assignment, you will develop your own 3–5-page (1,000–1,200 words) Annotated Bibliography featuring 8–10 scholarly sources relevant to your topic. The majority of sources must be no older than 10 years. The Annotated Bibliography must be formatted in current Turabian Author-Date Reference list style, with a paragraph of annotations following each list entry. Single-spacing may be used for this assignment.