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Title Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers / Daniel L. Dreisbach.
Author Dreisbach, Daniel L., author.
Publication New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 the Bible with the Founding Fathers' examines the founders' diverse uses of the Bible and how scripture informed their political culture.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1. Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers: An Introduction; PART I: The Bible and Culture; 2. The English Bible and American Public Culture; 3. The Bible in the Lives of the Founding Fathers; 4. The Bible in the Political Discourse of the American Founding; PART II: The Bible and Discourse; 5. What Does God Require of Us? Micah 6:8 in the Literature of the American Founding; The Bible in American History:Creating a Great Seal for the New Nation.
6. A Defense of Liberty against Tyrants:The Bible, the Right of Resistance, and the American RevolutionThe Bible in American History: Benjamin Franklin's Call for Prayer in the Constitutional Convention; 7. The Exalted Nation: Proverbs 14:34 and the Characteristics of a Righteous People; The Bible in American History: The First Prayer in Congress; 8. When the Righteous Rule:Proverbs 29:2 and the Character of a Godly Magistrate; The Bible in American History:Proclaim Liberty throughout All the Land.
9. Stand Fast in Liberty:The Use (and Misuse) of Biblical Symbols and Rhetoric of "Liberty" in the American FoundingThe Bible in American History:George Washington Takes the Presidential Oath of Office; 10. Under Our Own Vine and Fig Tree:Creating an American Metaphor for Liberty in the New Nation; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
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Subject Bible and politics -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Founding Fathers of the United States -- Religious life.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Bible and politics. (OCoLC)fst01744447
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Dreisbach, Daniel L. Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017 9780199987931 (DLC) 2016012099
ISBN 9780199987948 (electronic bk.)
0199987947 (electronic bk.)
9780199987955 (electronic bk.)
0199987955 (electronic bk.)

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