In volume 1, James Hitchcock provides a comprehensive historical treatment of all the U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the religion clauses. Volume 2 focuses on the broader “context of the continuing dialogue about the role of religion in public life” and its relationship to the Court’s interpretation of the religion clauses.
86 J. Religion 342 (2006) (reviewing James Hitchcock, The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life: The Odyssey of the Religion Clauses (Vol. 1)(2004) and James Hitchcock, The Supreme Court and Religion in American Life: From "Higher Law" to "Sectarian Scruples” (Vol. 2) (2004)).