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Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals

Author: Benjamin T Lynerd
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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"White evangelicals occupy strange property on the ideological map in America, exhibiting a pronounced commitment to the principle of limited government, and yet making a significant exception for issues relating to personal morality -- an exception many observers take to be paradoxical at best. Explanations of this phenomenon usually point to the knotty political alliance evangelicals built with free-market types  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin T Lynerd
ISBN: 9780199363551 0199363552 9780199363568 0199363560
OCLC Number: 870439289
Description: viii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: American evangelicals as Lockeans --
Republican theology --
Covenantal origins --
American foundations --
Entrenchment in the Second Great Awakening --
Darwin as ally, social gospel as foe --
The triumph of free market theology.
Responsibility: Benjamin T. Lynerd.
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Lynerd documents the development of a resilient, if problematic, tradition in American political thought, one that sees a free republic, a virtuous people, and an assertive Christianity as mutually dependent. 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