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Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Author: Daniel L Dreisbach
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dreisbach shows that the Bible was the most frequently referenced book in the political discourse of the American founders. Drawing on some of the most familiar rhetoric of the founding era, Reading  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Dreisbach, Daniel L., author.
Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016014059
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel L Dreisbach
ISBN: 9780199987931 0199987939
OCLC Number: 1225706964
Description: viii, 331 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter One: Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers: An IntroductionPART IChapter Two: The English Bible and American Public CultureChapter Three: The Bible in the Lives of the Founding FathersChapter Four: The Bible in the Political Discourse of the American FoundingPART IIChapter Five: What Does God Require of Us?: Micah 6:8 in the Literature of the American Founding The Bible in American History 1: Creating a Great Seal for the New NationChapter Six: A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants: The Bible, the Right of Resistance, and the American Revolution The Bible in American History 2: Benjamin Franklin's Call for Prayer in the Constitutional ConventionChapter Seven: The Exalted Nation: Proverbs 14:34 and the Characteristics of a Righteous People The Bible in American History 3: The First Prayer in CongressChapter Eight: When the Righteous Rule: Proverbs 29:2 and the Character of a Godly Magistrate The Bible in American History 4: Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Chapter Nine: Stand Fast in Liberty: The Use (and Misuse) of Biblical Symbols and Rhetoric of "Liberty" in the American Founding The Bible in American History 5: George Washington Takes the Presidential Oath of OfficeChapter Ten: Under Our Own Vine and Fig Tree: Creating an American Metaphor for Liberty in the New NationAfterwordNotesSelected BibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex
Responsibility: Daniel L. Dreisbach.
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Dreisbach easily accomplishes the stated goal of his book, which is to illustrate that "the Bible was featured prominently in the political discourse of the American founding." No one could read it Read more...

 
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