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Republicanism, religion, and the soul of America [electronic resource] / Ellis Sandoz.

By: Sandoz, Ellis, 1931-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy: Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xv, 230 p.).ISBN: 9780826265623 (electronic bk.); 0826265626 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Church history -- 18th century | Christianity and politics -- United States | Republicanism -- United States | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues | Republikanismus | Christentum | Nationalbewusstsein | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Republicanism, religion, and the soul of America.DDC classification: 261.70973/09033 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Republicanism and religion: some contextual considerations -- Foundations of American liberty and rule of law -- Education and the American founding -- Americanism: the question of community in politics -- Carrying coals to Newcastle: Voegelin and Christianity -- Medieval rationalism or mystic philosophy? the Strauss-Voegelin debate -- Gnosticism and modernity -- The spirit of Voegelin's late work -- Truth and the experience of epoch in history.
Summary: "Explores the role of Christianity, including John Wesley and the Great Awakening revival, in the formation of the American Republic; also considers Eric Voegelin's contributions to the philosophy of religious experience. Argues that modern republicanism grounds human dignity in spiritual individualism, thereby generating democratic agency for self-government under divine Providence"--Provided by publisher.
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"Explores the role of Christianity, including John Wesley and the Great Awakening revival, in the formation of the American Republic; also considers Eric Voegelin's contributions to the philosophy of religious experience. Argues that modern republicanism grounds human dignity in spiritual individualism, thereby generating democratic agency for self-government under divine Providence"--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211) and index.

Republicanism and religion: some contextual considerations -- Foundations of American liberty and rule of law -- Education and the American founding -- Americanism: the question of community in politics -- Carrying coals to Newcastle: Voegelin and Christianity -- Medieval rationalism or mystic philosophy? the Strauss-Voegelin debate -- Gnosticism and modernity -- The spirit of Voegelin's late work -- Truth and the experience of epoch in history.

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