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Bonds of affection : civic charity and the making of America--Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln

Author: Matthew Scott Holland
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007.
Series: Religion and politics series (Georgetown University)
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Notions of Christian love, or charity, strongly shaped the political thought of John Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln as each presided over a foundational moment in the development of American democracy. Matthew Holland examines how each figure interpreted and appropriated charity, revealing both the problems and possibilities of making it a political ideal. Holland first looks at early American  Read more...
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Holland, Matthew Scott, 1966-
Bonds of affection.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007007358
(OCoLC)85019027
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Scott Holland
ISBN: 9781435627277 143562727X 9781589012776 1589012771
OCLC Number: 191902047
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 321 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue: "Bonds of affection" : three founding moments --
pt. 1. Winthrop and America's point of departure. Hawthorne's suggestion. A model of Christian charity. Two cities upon a hill --
pt. 2. Jefferson and the founding. 1776 --
the other document. A model of natural liberty. "To close the circle of our felicities" --
pt. 3. Lincoln and the refounding of America. From Tom to Abe. "Hail fall of furry! Reign of reason, all hail." "This nation, under God." A model of civic charity --
Conclusion: bonds of freedom. --
Appendix A. John Winthrop's "a model of Christian charity" speech --
Appendix B. Thomas Jefferson's "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence --
Appendix C. Thomas Jefferson's first inaugural --
Appendix D. Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural.
Series Title: Religion and politics series (Georgetown University)
Responsibility: Matthew S. Holland.

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