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Founding sins : how a group of antislavery radicals fought to put Christ into the Constitution

Author: Joseph S Moore
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States was not founded as a Christian nation, since slavery was in the Constitution but Jesus was not. The Covenanters, America's first Christian nationalists and earliest abolitionists, advanced that argument to the Founding Fathers and to generations of Americans. From their brief reign over Scotland to their failed attempts to amend the American Constitution to acknowledge Christ, Covenanters infused  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moore, Joseph S.
Founding Sins : How a Group of Antislavery Radicals Fought to Put Christ into the Constitution.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Moore
ISBN: 9780190269258 0190269251
OCLC Number: 913829051
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Presbyterian empire --
The failure to found a Christian nation --
Confronting the godless government --
Slavery and the sin of secular America --
Rejecting a Christian nation --
Afterward: Holy Scotland in the contemporary Christian America debate.
Responsibility: Joseph S. Moore.

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