Faith as Foundation by Rene Devisme Williamson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Faith as Foundation
By Rene Devisme Williamson

Faith as Foundation

A Christian Reorientation of Church/State Relations in America

By (author) See other recent books by Rene Devisme Williamson
Edited by Craig M Kibler See other recent books by Craig M Kibler
Format: Paperback / softback

Normal Price: $47.97
Your Price: $43.17 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.16 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Faith as Foundation by Rene Devisme Williamson

Book Description

The idea that a "wall of separation" should forever divide church and state, even religious faith and public policy, is a reigning dictum in current American thought. This notion has been repeated so often by the proponents of secular culture that it has become, for many Americans, an unquestionable truth. The time has come to question it. The separation of church and state, as it is commonly understood today, was not a prevailing doctrine among the framers of the U.S. Constitution, argues Rene de Visme Williamson. Williamson's research into the religious views of the constitutional framers and the positions they articulated during the Philadelphia convention reveals that the majority of the framers regarded Biblical truth and American public philosophy as inseparable. What they sought in the First Amendment, he discovered, was not the separation of church and state, but the independence of church and state. There is a world of difference between those two notions. "The evidence shows that the majority, both numerical and effective, of the delegates at the Philadelphia Convention were committed Christians and that practically all the rest were Deists," Williamson writes. He points out that the Christians and Deists who participated in that convention held in common three politically important religious convictions: 1)God rules the world and guides peoples and their governments with His providence. 2)Morality is rooted in religion and cannot long survive without it. 3)Political stability and strength depend on morality, and nowhere more so than in a constitutional republic. "In the light of these convictions," Williamson writes, "the framers would have been shocked by the modern ideathat government can be neutral toward its own foundation."

Buy Faith as Foundation book by Rene Devisme Williamson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780971191938
ISBN-10: 097119193X
Format: Paperback / softback
(140mm x 215mm x 30mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Presbyterian Lay Committe
Publisher: Presbyterian Lay Committe
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Faith as Foundation book by Rene Devisme Williamson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Rene Devisme Williamson close
Recent books by Craig M Kibler close
Faith as Foundation by Craig M Kibler
Given and Sent in One Love by Craig M Kibler
Politics and Protestant Theology by Craig M Kibler
Confessing the Faith by Craig M Kibler
» close