October 14, 2002
The Center is a "non-partisan research
center . . . committed to addressing the complex relationship between religion
and democratic culture." In addition to reporting the Center's activities
and programs, the website offers a collection of full-text documents in the
- social theory, including works by Bacon,
Descartes, Dewey, Emerson, Hobbes, Hume, Locke, Machiavelli, Malthus, Marx,
Mill, More, Nietzsche, Plato, Rousseau, Sanger, Sinclair, Thoreau, and
- historical texts by Susan B. Anthony,
Frederick Douglass, W.E. Du Bois, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas
Paine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Booker T. Washington.
- religious texts, including the King James and
Standard versions of the Bible, the Koran, the Book of Mormon, Augustine's
Confessions, Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, and works by
Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther.
- legal documents, such as the Dutch Declaration
of Independence, the Constitution of the Iroquois Nation, the Magna Carta,
the English Bill of Rights, the first and second Virginia Charters, Penn's
Charter of Liberties, Adams' Rights of the Colonists, Madison's Memorial and
Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, the Federalist Papers, the
Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, and the Oslo Declaration
on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Most of these materials are available in ebook,
Palm, and web versions.