Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||The Christian America thesis has grown in popularity over the past thirty years. This essay will critique the Christian America thesis, and instead offer the assertion that America was founded as a nation with religious liberty. Six lines of critique of the Christian America thesis will be presented, and the essay will attempt to show the significance of religious freedom in the founding. America‘s history points to a mixture of sacred and secular ideas. The nation is defined more realistically by religious freedom rather than a Christian identity. Evangelicals can approach those who do not share their faith commitment in peace and respect, knowing that the culture will be conformed to Christ when religious freedom is enjoyed equally by all.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Kevin Williams (1999). Faith and the Nation: Education and Religious Identity in the Republic of Ireland. British Journal of Educational Studies 47 (4):317 - 331.
Mark G. Spencer (2005). David Hume and Eighteenth-Century America. University of Rochester Press.
Catholic Worker House in Lyons, An Open Letter to the Roman Catholic Bishops of the United States of America Regarding the Morality of Our Nation's War on the People of Afghanistan.
Vic Stenger (2008). Is America a Deist Nation? Skeptical Briefs 18 (4).
Andrew R. Murphy (2010). Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment From New England to 9/11. OUP USA.
Cotton Mather (1721/1968). The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious Improvements. Gainesville, Fla.,Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints.
Rik Peels (2010). The Ethics of Belief and Christian Faith as Commitment to Assumptions. Religious Studies 46 (1):97-107.
W. M. Calder (1930). Titles of Address in Christian Greek Epistolography to A.D. 527. By Sister Lucilla Dinneen. Pp. Xiii + 115. (The Catholic University of America Patristic Studies, Vol. XVIII.) Washington: Catholic University of America, 1929. Paper, $3. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 44 (04):150-151.
A. U. Pietri & J. Ferguson (1983). Nation and Liberty in Latin America. Diogenes 31 (124):59-67.
Susan Campbell (1994). "Black Bolsheviks" and Recognition of African-America's Right to Self-Determination by the Communist Party USA. Science and Society 58 (4):440 - 470.
Added to index2010-09-17
Total downloads6 ( #154,981 of 738,397 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?