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The Genevan Reformation and the American founding

Author: David W Hall
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the American founders were influenced by Calvinism than contemporary scholars, and perhaps even the founders themselves, have understood. This work countervails many scholars doubt in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hall, David W., 1955-
Genevan Reformation and the American founding.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)707078387
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Hall
ISBN: 0739106392 9780739106396
OCLC Number: 51868199
Description: xx, 484 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Selected Political Tracts of the Reformation, 1540-1600 --
Rebellion to Tyrants Is Obedience to God --
From Medieval Birthpangs to Geneva's Farel: Contra Tyrannos ("Against Tyranny") --
Calvin's Political Thought and Impact: Confoederus ("Covenant Together") --
Post-Calvinistic Advances on the Continent, 1550-1600: Nemo Posse Dare ("One Cannot Give What One Does Not Possess") --
Calvin's Ideas Emigrate to Scotland and Great Britain: Lex Rex ("Law Is King") --
Colonial Calvinism in Church and State, 1607-1700: Puritans and Pilgrims Pro Libertas ("On Behalf of Liberty") --
Before the Revolution, 1700-1776: Non Potest Civitas Abscondi Supra Montem Posita ("A City on a Hill Cannot Hide Its Llight") --
Evidences of Calvin's Themes in the American Founding: Post Tenebras Lux ("Light after Darkness").
Responsibility: David W. Hall.

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Chap. 1 Rebellion to Tyrants Is Obedience to God Chap. 2 From Medieval Birthpangs to Geneva's Farel: Contra Tyrannos ("Against Tyranny") Chap. 3 Calvin's Political Thought and Impact: Confoederus ("Covenant Together") Chap. 4 Post-Calvinistic Advances on the Continent, 1550-1600: Nemo Posse Dare ("One Cannot Give What One Does Not Possess") Chap. 5 Calvins's Ideas Emigrate to Scotland and Great Britain: Lex Rex ("Law is King") Chap. 6 Colonial Calvinism in Church and State, 1607-1700: Puritans and Pilgrims Pro Libertas ("On Behalf of Liberty") Chap. 7 Before the Revolution, 1700-1776: Non Potest Civitas Abscondi Supra Montem Posita ("A City on a Hill Cannot Hide its Light") Chap. 8 Evidences of Calvin's Themes in the American Founding: Post Tenebras Lux ("Light after Darkness")

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