The Resource The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker, (electronic resource)

The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker, (electronic resource)

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The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American
Title
The founding myth
Title remainder
why Christian nationalism is un-American
Statement of responsibility
Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker
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Language
eng
Summary
"In today's contentious political climate, understanding religion's role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? The Founding Myth answers the question once and for all. Andrew L. Seidel, a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, builds his case point by point, comparing the Ten Commandments to the Constitution and contrasting biblical doctrine with America's founding philosophy, showing that the Bible contradicts the Declaration of Independence’s central tenets"--
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Seidel, Andrew L
Dewey number
277.307
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR520
LC item number
.S45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
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The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker, (electronic resource)
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-331) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction: prelude to an argument -- Usage note -- The founders, independence, and the colonies. Interesting and irrelevant, the religion of the founders ; "Religion and morality": religion for the masses, reason for the founders ; Declaring independence from Judeo-Christianity ; Referrals: the Declaration's references to a higher power ; Christian settlements: colonizing the continent, not building a nation -- United States v. The Bible. Biblical influence ; Christian arrogance and the golden rule ; Biblical obedience or American freedom? ; Crime and punishment: Biblical vengeance or American justice? ; Redemption and original sin or personal responsibility and the presumption of innocence ; The American experiment: religious faith or reason? ; A monarchy and "the morrow" or a republic and "our posterity" -- The Ten Commandments v. the Constitution. Which ten? ; The threat display: the First Commandment ; Punishing the innocent: the Second Commandment ; Suppressed speech: the Third Commandment ; Forced rest: the Fourth Commandment ; On family honor: the Fifth Commandment ; Unoriginal and tribal: the Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Commandments ; Perverting sex and love: the Seventh Commandment ; Misogyny, slavery, thoughtcrime, and anti-capitalism: the Tenth Commandment ; The Ten Commandments: a religious, not a moral code -- American verbiage. Argument by idiom ; "In God we trust": the belligerent motto ; "One nation under God": the divisive motto ; "God bless America": the diversionary motto -- Conclusion: take alarm, this is the first experiment in our liberties
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781454933281
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e2080d6f-68f0-441d-863b-55378710f08c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1109935571
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The founding myth : why Christian nationalism is un-American, Andrew L. Seidel ; foreword by Susan Jacoby ; preface by Dan Barker, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-331) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction: prelude to an argument -- Usage note -- The founders, independence, and the colonies. Interesting and irrelevant, the religion of the founders ; "Religion and morality": religion for the masses, reason for the founders ; Declaring independence from Judeo-Christianity ; Referrals: the Declaration's references to a higher power ; Christian settlements: colonizing the continent, not building a nation -- United States v. The Bible. Biblical influence ; Christian arrogance and the golden rule ; Biblical obedience or American freedom? ; Crime and punishment: Biblical vengeance or American justice? ; Redemption and original sin or personal responsibility and the presumption of innocence ; The American experiment: religious faith or reason? ; A monarchy and "the morrow" or a republic and "our posterity" -- The Ten Commandments v. the Constitution. Which ten? ; The threat display: the First Commandment ; Punishing the innocent: the Second Commandment ; Suppressed speech: the Third Commandment ; Forced rest: the Fourth Commandment ; On family honor: the Fifth Commandment ; Unoriginal and tribal: the Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Commandments ; Perverting sex and love: the Seventh Commandment ; Misogyny, slavery, thoughtcrime, and anti-capitalism: the Tenth Commandment ; The Ten Commandments: a religious, not a moral code -- American verbiage. Argument by idiom ; "In God we trust": the belligerent motto ; "One nation under God": the divisive motto ; "God bless America": the diversionary motto -- Conclusion: take alarm, this is the first experiment in our liberties
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781454933281
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e2080d6f-68f0-441d-863b-55378710f08c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1109935571

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