Research

Religious Dimensions of American Constitutionalism

Project Description

An exploration of the sources of the Christian and Enlightenment sources of American constitutionalism in the 18th century.

Project Accomplishments
  • April 7-8, 1988, conference with 20 speakers, 250 participants
  • "A Symposium on Religious Dimensions of American Constitutionalism," Emory Law Journal 39 (1990): 1-266
Sponsors

The Georgia Bar Foundation, Harold J. Berman

Directors
CSLR Participants
Other Participants
  • Gerard V. Bradley, University of Notre Dame
  • William W. Fisher III, Harvard University
  • Howard O. Hunter, Emory University
  • Donald S. Lutz, University of Houston
  • Vincent Ostrom, Indiana University
  • W. Tarver Rountree, Jr., Emory University

Project Publications

In Their Own Words

"We need to develop ways to teach families to talk about their individual and shared past together in ways that facilitate adolescent self-understanding and self-esteem. We need to teach families to talk about their negative experiences and their negative emotions in ways that help adolescents learn to manage and regulate their negative affect, rather than to act out on it. These are not difficult concepts; if we can help families to collaboratively construct narratives then we can help families buffer adolescents from the stress and storm of adolescence and help these adolescents to form healthy adult identities. Families build resilience through building stories."

–Robyn L. Fivush