So Help Me God by Forrest Church
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So Help Me God
By Forrest Church

So Help Me God

The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State

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So Help Me God by Forrest Church

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Today s dispute over the line between church and state (or the lack thereof) is neither the first nor the fiercest in our history. In a revelatory look at our nation s birth, Forrest Church re-creates our first great culture war a tumultuous, nearly forgotten conflict that raged from George Washington s presidency to James Monroe s. Religion was the most divisive issue in the nation s early presidential elections.Battles raged over numerous issues while the bible and the Declaration of Independence competed for Americanaffections.The religous political wars reached a vicious peak during the War of 1812; the American victory drove New England's Christian right to withdraw from electoral politics, thereby shaping our modern sense of church-state separation. No longer entangled, both church and state flourished.Forrest Church has written a rich, page-turning history, a new vision of our earliest presidents beliefs that stands as a reminder and a warning for America today. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780156034876
ISBN-10: 0156034875
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 38mm)
Pages: 530
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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