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So help me God : the founding fathers and the first great battle over church and state

Author: F Forrester Church
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Today's dispute over the line between church and state (or the lack thereof) is neither the first nor the fiercest in our history. In this retelling of the birth of the American body politic, religious historian Forrest Church describes our first great culture war-a tumultuous yet nearly forgotten conflict that raged from George Washington's presidency to James Monroe's. On one side of the battle, the proponents of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Forrester Church
ISBN: 9780151011858 0151011850
OCLC Number: 85484978
Description: 530 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Act I. George Washington. Out of many, one --
With liberty and order for all --
Unum versus pluribus --
Act II. John Adams. A churchgoing animal --
Black cockades and tricolors --
"Order is heaven's first law" --
"The grand question --
Act III. Thomas Jefferson. The American dreamer --
For Jefferson and liberty --
Utopia meets reality --
Act IV. James Madison. Constructing freedom's altar --
Defending the empire of liberty --
Act V. James Monroe. All for one and one for all --
Considerations of humanity.
Responsibility: Forrest Church.
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Today's dispute over the line between church and state (or the lack thereof) is neither the first nor the fiercest in our history. In this retelling of the birth of the American body politic, religious historian Forrest Church describes our first great culture war-a tumultuous yet nearly forgotten conflict that raged from George Washington's presidency to James Monroe's. On one side of the battle, the proponents of order--Federalists, Congregationalists, New Englanders--believed that the only legitimate ruler of men is God. On the other side, the defenders of liberty--republicans, Baptists, Virginians--cheered the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and believed that only the separation of church and state would preserve man's freedom. Would we be a nation under God, or with liberty for all? In this vigorous history, Church offers a new vision of our earliest presidents' beliefs, reshaping assumptions about the debates that still reverberate across our land.--From publisher description.

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Well Documented, Learned a lot

by dcornwall (WorldCat user published 2010-06-05) Excellent Permalink

Before I say anything about the book’s narrative content, I want to stress that this is a very well documented book. Aside from consulting the collected writings of:

  • Abigail Adams
  • John Adams
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Dolley Madison
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