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Faith and politics in America [electronic resource] : from Jamestown to the Civil War / edited by Joseph Prud'homme.

Contributor(s): Prud'homme, Joseph Gilbert, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Major concepts in politics and political theory: v. 29.Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, c2011Description: 1 online resource (285 p.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1453901809 (electronic bk.); 9781453901809 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Church history | Christianity and politics -- United States | Religion and politics -- United States | Staat | Kirche | USA | RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues | RELIGION / Christianity / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Faith and politics in America.DDC classification: 261.70973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Joseph Prud�homme ---- Colonial religion and the true revolution in Virginia / John Turner --- Rev. Thomas Bray, colonial Maryland --- And the role of religion in public life / Joseph Prud'homme --- Jefferson's opposition to the Judeo-Christian tradition / Stephen Strehle --- Religion in the thought of James Madison / Garrett Sheldon --- John Quincy Adams and a republic of virtue / Gary Smith --- Slavery in America: an institution defined by faith / Dawn Hutchinson --- Evangelical ministers in the antebellum south and guilt --- Over slavery: the incoherence of evangelical pro-slavery thought / Joseph Prud'homme.
Summary: Faith and Politics in America explores the period from 1607 to the American Civil War. This book addresses the role of religion in the political process in early America, the extent to which religion influenced eighteenth century politicians and decision-makers, and how the founding fathers used religion in laying the foundations for a fair and just constitution. It also explores the meaning of the separation of church and state in the mind of many of the great political actors and thinkers in America in the early and late federal period and their views on traditional Christianity. The book traces how religion contributed to the success of subsequent political leaders, such as the founders of the Whig and Democratic parties, who claimed to be religious or to be adherents of a certain faith and who used religion as a guide to execute policies; and the role of religious faith in arguments over the institution of slavery before and during the Civil War. While exploring these topics from the time of the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, the essays included in Faith and Politics in America afford unique assessments of the American Revolution; the thought of Thomas Jefferson; the religious philosophy of James Madison; the life and thought of John Quincy Adams; the operation of the second party system; and religious debates over the acceptability of slavery immediately prior to the Civil War. -- Publisher description from http://www.peterlang.com (Oct. 3, 2011).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-272) and index.

Introduction / Joseph Prud�homme ---- Colonial religion and the true revolution in Virginia / John Turner --- Rev. Thomas Bray, colonial Maryland --- And the role of religion in public life / Joseph Prud'homme --- Jefferson's opposition to the Judeo-Christian tradition / Stephen Strehle --- Religion in the thought of James Madison / Garrett Sheldon --- John Quincy Adams and a republic of virtue / Gary Smith --- Slavery in America: an institution defined by faith / Dawn Hutchinson --- Evangelical ministers in the antebellum south and guilt --- Over slavery: the incoherence of evangelical pro-slavery thought / Joseph Prud'homme.

Faith and Politics in America explores the period from 1607 to the American Civil War. This book addresses the role of religion in the political process in early America, the extent to which religion influenced eighteenth century politicians and decision-makers, and how the founding fathers used religion in laying the foundations for a fair and just constitution. It also explores the meaning of the separation of church and state in the mind of many of the great political actors and thinkers in America in the early and late federal period and their views on traditional Christianity. The book traces how religion contributed to the success of subsequent political leaders, such as the founders of the Whig and Democratic parties, who claimed to be religious or to be adherents of a certain faith and who used religion as a guide to execute policies; and the role of religious faith in arguments over the institution of slavery before and during the Civil War. While exploring these topics from the time of the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, the essays included in Faith and Politics in America afford unique assessments of the American Revolution; the thought of Thomas Jefferson; the religious philosophy of James Madison; the life and thought of John Quincy Adams; the operation of the second party system; and religious debates over the acceptability of slavery immediately prior to the Civil War. -- Publisher description from http://www.peterlang.com (Oct. 3, 2011).

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