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The Bible in American Law, Politics, and Political Rhetoric
James Turner Johnson (Editor)

ISBN 1589832329
Status Available
Price: $22.95
Binding Paperback
Publication Date October, 1985
   

These essays focus on the relation between the Bible and politics and political rhetoric in American life from the colonial period to the present. Topics include the transition of Old World reform to New World revival; the uses of the Bible in Revolutionary America and in nineteenth-century American political life; the influence of biblical religion on American constitutional law; modern theological-ethical teachings about economic justice; the influence of Niebuhr’s biblical rhetoric on the question of “national interest” in American foreign policy; and the biblical dimension of political community in America

CONTENTS

Introduction
— James Turner Johnson

Scripture and Society: From Reform in the Old World to Revival in the New
— Mark Valeri and John F. Wilson

The Bible in Revolutionary America
— Mark A. Noll

God’s Judgment, Christ’s Command: Use of the Bible in Nineteenth-Century American Political Life
— Louis B. Weeks

The Interaction of Biblical Religion and American Constitutional Law
— Edward McGlynn Gaffney Jr.

Jesus and Economics: A Century of Reflection
— Max L. Stackhouse

The Christian Element in Christian Realism
— Dennis P. McCann

The Polis in America as Imago Dei: Neither Secular Nor “Born Again”
— James E. Sellers




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