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The Bible in American law, politics, and political rhetoric

The Bible in American law, politics, and political rhetoric

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Published by Fortress Press, Scholars Press in Philadelphia, Pa, Chico, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible -- Influence -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Religion and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited byJames Turner Johnson.
    SeriesThe Bible in American culture -- 4, Centennial publications / Society of Biblical Literature, Centennial publications (Society of Biblical Literature)
    ContributionsJohnson, James Turner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS538.7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23134428M
    ISBN 100891306528

    There was a rather popular book written a few years ago called The Godless Constitution, making this very claim. And I noticed that it is a very dry commentary on the old testament. Gresham Machen, expelled from the Presbyterian general assembly for his strict and sectarian screeds against both theological liberalism and spreading fundamentalism. Lacking knowledge of the Bible, Americans are likely to be literally inarticulate, unable to relate themselves to American life and culture as a whole.

    Pentecostalism, for example, began with blacks and whites worshiping together before splitting along racial lines. Like many republicans of the founding era, Washington thought religion was indispensable to cultivating the civic virtues essential to maintain social and political order in a regime of republican self-government. The Egyptians held eloquent speaking in high esteem, and it was a skill that had a very high value in their society. Jeffry H. Americans thought that they read in a book like Deuteronomy a guide on how to put a nation together, and so it would have been appealing to them for that reason.

    The tradition of Confucianism emphasized the use of eloquence in speaking. Many value political expediency instead of biblical obedience. Yet the difference between them was not over whether to shape America but how. Indeed, the widespread biblical illiteracy of the modern age inevitably distorts the conception Americans have of themselves as a people, their history and their bold political experiment. Second, the founding generation saw in the Bible political and legal models that they sought to incorporate into their political and legal systems. He earned a doctor of philosophy from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia.


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The Bible in American law, politics, and political rhetoric book

Carter, Journal of Southern History "Glaser effectively presents a nuanced story of party strategies in a critical electoral era, successfully addresses the theoretical conundrum posed by the incomplete realignment, and offers a persuasive explanation for it.

Plato's animosity against rhetoric, and against the sophists, derives not only from their inflated claims to teach virtue and their reliance on appearances, but from the fact that his teacher, Socrates, was sentenced to death after sophists' efforts.

A table, a bench or two or a charpoy would constitute the capital equipment. After all, they too had fled a tyrant. Zimmer has said that the text may have been composed by more one author, over a period of time.

Author Challenges Christians to 'Vote the Bible,' Not Political Parties

Bush and the Congress had just passed major prescription drug reform, enacted controversial tax cuts, and legislated dramatic changes to American education. It is the great virtue of Robert P. See Daniel L. In addition, FitzGerald clearly took her time; she reports on a visit to an important religious site as early as September The Bible, some thought, offered guidance on how to select righteous leaders.

I am not talking about that. The book of Deuteronomy alone was the most frequently cited work, followed by Montesquieu's "The Spirit of the Laws. This plain language carried over to John Locke 's teaching, which emphasized concrete knowledge and steered away from ornamentation in speech, further alienating rhetorical instruction, which was identified wholly with this ornamentation, from the pursuit of knowledge.

And I want to turn our attention to the Bible in particular and its role in the American founding era.

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Biblical language and themes liberally seasoned their rhetoric; the phrases and the cadences of the King James Bible, especially, informed their written and spoken words. Worcester, Political Studies "This is an excellent work, a must read for students of southern politics.

The American lyceum in particular was seen as both an educational and social institution, featuring group discussions and guest lecturers. Hence, liberalism needs Christianity in order to ground its most elemental moral claims.

So let me suggest in some very specific ways how the founding generation drew on Scripture in framing a political order in American constitutional tradition.

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For modern students today, it can be difficult to remember that the wide use and availability of written texts is a phenomenon that was just coming into vogue in Classical Greece.The Bible in the Political Culture of the American Founding March 14, Such sentiments were ubiquitous in the political rhetoric of the founding.

A study of how the founding generation read and used the Bible in politics offers insights into the ideas that shaped the American political experiment in the waning days of the eighteenth. “In the book of Acts,” writes David McGee, senior pastor at The Bridge Church in Kernersville, N.C., ”we see the Apostle Paul having the opportunity to speak to major political leaders of Author: Beliefnet.

Jan 18,  · Rifkin's article does bring up an interesting point in American society, and although religion and politics have been separated in the minds of most people, there is certainly an irrefutable connection between the two. The United States is one of the most prominent countries in terms of religion--the South is titled the "Bible Belt.".

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Jun 18,  · Ashford has strong political commitments, but he’s able to communicate them in a way that eschews the worst of American Christianity’s political rhetoric—precisely because he has theological Author: Bryan Mcgraw.

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