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Published: 25 September 2014

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199363551

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Republican Theology

The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Benjamin T. Lynerd

  • The book treats political theology as a constitutive feature of political behavior.
  • Coins a new term, "republican theology," for a ubiquitous yet unnamed (and not well documented ) phenomenon in American intellectual history.
  • New theory with textual documentation: The "New Right" ideology has theological roots with a long history in American sermons.

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