Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers Hardback
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Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers
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Recognition of these distinct uses is important, says Daniel Dreisbach, as it is misleading to read spiritual meaning into primarily political or rhetorical uses of the Bible or vice versa. The founding generation looked to the Bible not only for its rich literary qualities but also for insights on human nature, civic virtue, political authority, and the rights and duties of citizens, as well as for political and legal models they sought to emulate in their polities. This exploration of the Bible's often neglected place in late-eighteenth-century political culture enriches our understanding of the ideas that contributed to the founding of the American constitutional tradition.
Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers by Daniel L. Dreisbach was published by Oxford University Press Inc in January 2016. The ISBN for Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers is 9780199987931.
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|Author / Artist||Daniel L. Dreisbach|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press Inc (January 2016)|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Page last updated||13th September 2017|