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Published: 01 December 2016

344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199987931

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Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers

Daniel L. Dreisbach

  • First in-depth study of the American founders' use of the Bible in political discourse
  • Analyzes the diverse uses of, as well as the promises and perils of using, the Bible in political rhetoric
  • Challenges the belief that the ideas that informed the founding fathers were strictly or predominantly secular
  • Shows that Enlightenment rationalism competed with biblical Christianity in the founders' political thought