Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence

Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence

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by Alan M. Dershowitz
     
 

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz proves that the religious right is misusing the Declaration of Independence in their drive to Christianize America

From school prayer to federal funding of faith-based programs, the religious right's drive to Christianize America and abolish the separation of church and state has sparked heated debate around

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz proves that the religious right is misusing the Declaration of Independence in their drive to Christianize America

From school prayer to federal funding of faith-based programs, the religious right's drive to Christianize America and abolish the separation of church and state has sparked heated debate around the nation, in private homes and parish halls as well as in Congress and the Supreme Court. In this challenging and provocative polemic, acclaimed civil libertarian and legal educator Alan Dershowitz defends the Declaration of Independence against the religious right's attempt to hijack it for their Christianizing cause.

It is more than ironic that the Declaration, which was written by Thomas Jefferson, a fervent proponent of the separation of church and state, should be invoked in favor of a Christian America. Dershowitz decisively counters arguments that the Declaration of Independence was founded on biblical law, proving conclusively that there is absolutely no relation between the "Creator" and "Nature's God" referenced in the Declaration and the Judeo-Christian God of the Old and New Testaments. Providing expert arguments and the documentation to disprove this grave distortion of one of our most important national documents, he is as commanding–and compelling–as ever on the front lines in the defense of American history and individual liberties.

Alan Dershowitz (Cambridge, MA), the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is one of the country's foremost appellate lawyers and a distinguished defender of individual liberties. He appearsfrequently on television and has contributed articles to the New York Times and other newspapers and magazines. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers The Case for Israel and Chutzpah as well as The Case for Peace and America Declares Independence.

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ISBN-13:
9781620458655
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
195
Sales rank:
1,161,177
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