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The Resource The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker

The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker

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The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American
Title
The founding myth
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why Christian nationalism is un-American
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Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker
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eng
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Is America one nation under God? Christian nationalists assert that the US was founded on Judeo-Christian principles -- but is this true? Andrew L. Seidel, an attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, answers this persistent question once and for all, comparing the Ten Commandments to the Constitution and contrasting biblical doctrine with America's founding philosophy. This persuasively argued and fascinating book proves that Christian nationalism is, in fact, un-American. --
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Seidel, Andrew L
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non fiction
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  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • United States
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Église et État
  • Christianisme et politique
  • Pères fondateurs des États-Unis
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity and politics
  • Church and state
  • United States
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The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-347) and index
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Contents
Part I. The founders, independence, and the colonies : -- 1. Interesting and irrelevant, the religion of the founders -- 2. "Religion and morality": religion for the masses, reason for the founders -- 3. Declaring independence from Judeo-Christianity -- 4. Referrals: the Declaration's references to a higher power -- 5. Christian settlements: colonizing the continent, not building a nation -- Part II. United States v. The Bible : -- 6. Biblical influence -- 7. Christian arrogance and the golden rule -- 8. Biblical obedience or American freedom? -- 9. Crime and punishment: Biblical vengeance or American justice? -- 10. Redemption and original sin or personal responsibility and the presumption of innocence -- 11. The American experiment: religious faith or reason? -- 12. A monarchy and "the morrow" or a republic and "our posterity" -- Part III. The Ten Commandments v. the Constitution : -- 13. Which ten? -- 14. The threat display: the First Commandment 15. Punishing the innocent: the Second Commandment -- 16. Suppressed speech: the Third Commandment -- 17. Forced rest: the Fourth Commandment -- 18. On family honor: the Fifth Commandment -- 19. Unoriginal and tribal: the Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Commandments -- 20. Perverting sex and love: the Seventh Commandment -- 21. Misogyny, slavery, thoughtcrime, and anti-capitalism: the Tenth Commandment -- 22. The Ten Commandments: a religious, not a moral code -- Part IV. American verbiage : -- 23. Argument by idiom -- 24. "In God we trust": the belligerent motto -- 25. "One nation under God": the divisive motto -- 26. "God bless America": the diversionary motto -- Conclusion: take alarm, this is the first experiment in our liberties
Control code
1288341547
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9781454943914
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 100
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1288341547
Label
The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The founders, independence, and the colonies : -- 1. Interesting and irrelevant, the religion of the founders -- 2. "Religion and morality": religion for the masses, reason for the founders -- 3. Declaring independence from Judeo-Christianity -- 4. Referrals: the Declaration's references to a higher power -- 5. Christian settlements: colonizing the continent, not building a nation -- Part II. United States v. The Bible : -- 6. Biblical influence -- 7. Christian arrogance and the golden rule -- 8. Biblical obedience or American freedom? -- 9. Crime and punishment: Biblical vengeance or American justice? -- 10. Redemption and original sin or personal responsibility and the presumption of innocence -- 11. The American experiment: religious faith or reason? -- 12. A monarchy and "the morrow" or a republic and "our posterity" -- Part III. The Ten Commandments v. the Constitution : -- 13. Which ten? -- 14. The threat display: the First Commandment 15. Punishing the innocent: the Second Commandment -- 16. Suppressed speech: the Third Commandment -- 17. Forced rest: the Fourth Commandment -- 18. On family honor: the Fifth Commandment -- 19. Unoriginal and tribal: the Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Commandments -- 20. Perverting sex and love: the Seventh Commandment -- 21. Misogyny, slavery, thoughtcrime, and anti-capitalism: the Tenth Commandment -- 22. The Ten Commandments: a religious, not a moral code -- Part IV. American verbiage : -- 23. Argument by idiom -- 24. "In God we trust": the belligerent motto -- 25. "One nation under God": the divisive motto -- 26. "God bless America": the diversionary motto -- Conclusion: take alarm, this is the first experiment in our liberties
Control code
1288341547
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9781454943914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 100
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1288341547

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