On Faith And Free Government / Edition 1

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Responding to the general confusion in the United States about the proper role of religion in politics, five distinguished scholars demonstrate in original essays how our nation's founders carefully and clearly defined the appropriate relationship between church and state, and how we can adapt our current political institutions to reflect the founders' wisdom. Also, includes a collection of the most important statements by the Founders that address religion's role in American political life.

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Editorial Reviews

Religion & Liberty
An excellent resource for understanding the Founders' view of the relationship between religion and liberty.
Christian Scholar's Review, Fall 1998 - K. Alan Synder
The book achieves its purpose. Each essay is concise-in this cas a strength-and provides a snapshot of its subject.
Richard E. Morgan
A very useful selection of documents from the revolutionary and founding periods, and a powerful reminder of the radical differences between the views on the proper relationship between religion and the public order shared by those who created our political order, and the views ascendent today.
Religion and Liberty
An excellent resource for understanding the Founders' view of the relationship between religion and liberty..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847686032
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel C. Palm is professor of political science at Azusa Pacific University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Essays Chapter 5 Religious Liberty: The View from the Founding Chapter 6 "Where Locke stopped short we may go on": Religious Toleration and Religious Liberty at the Founding Chapter 7 Are These Truths Now, or Have They Ever Been, Self-Evident? Chapter 8 The Christian and Rebellion against Authority Chapter 9 Civil Rights and Liberties in the Vocabulary of the American Founding Part 10 Selected Documents and Sermons Chapter 11 "A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission" (excerpt) Chapter 12 "The Curse of Cowardice" Chapter 13 "A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston" Chapter 14 Declaration of Independence Chapter 15 "On the Right to Rebel against Governors" Chapter 16 "An Antidote against Toryism" Chapter 17 Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty (excerpt) Chapter 18 Northwest Ordinance (excerpt) Chapter 19 Selected Addresses and Letters of George Washington First Inaugural Address Chapter 20 A Proclamation of National Thanksgiving Chapter 21 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, Chapter 22 Farewell Address

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