Charles McCrary

Charlie McCrary is a PhD candidate in American religious history at Florida State University. His dissertation is a history of "sincerely held religious belief." He blogs at Religion in American History and Religion Bulletin. He is on Twitter @CharlesMcCrary.


Contributions by Charles McCrary


Gods and Demons, Scholars and Lawyers: Brief Reflections on American Religion and Law

Some religion scholars got into studying the law through studying New Religious Movements (NRMs) or minority religions, as they tend to be treated differently under the law. Talking to lawyers is a real skill, and is very good at it. In the subfield of traditional American church-state studies, legal historians, lawyers, lobbyists, and religion scholars convene for conservation and debate, mostly about First Amendment jurisprudence.