Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

by Gary Scott Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199391394
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 664
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Gary Scott Smith is Chair of the History Department at Grove City College. He is the author of numerous books on history and religion including Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush, and Heaven in the American Imagination.

Table of Contents


Ch. 1: John Adams: A Church-Going Sage
Ch. 2: James Madison: Champion of Religious Liberty
Ch. 3: John Quincy Adams: A Republic of Virtue
Ch. 4: Andrew Jackson: Providentialist President
Ch. 5: William McKinley: America as God's Instrument
Ch. 6: Herbert Hoover: Individual Faithfulness and Cooperative Association
Ch. 7: Harry S. Truman: The Golden Rule President
Ch. 8: Richard Nixon: A Private and Enigmatic Faith
Ch. 9: George H. W. Bush: "One Nation under God"
Ch. 10: Bill Clinton: Sin, Atonement, and Repairing the Breach
Ch. 11: Barack Obama: "We Are Our Brother's Keeper"
Ch. 12: Conclusion


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