Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 389 σελίδες

Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

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Speeches and Documents
3 The Act of Toleration of Maryland Colony 1649
4 The First Thanksgiving Proclamation 1676
5 Clause XVI of the Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776
7 James Madisons Memorial and Remonstrance 1785
8 The Northwest Ordinance 1787
9 George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation October 3 1789
10 Constitutional Clauses Addressing Religion 178991
18 The Second Inaugural Address of President Abraham Lincoln 1865
19 Philip Schaffs Speech on The Idea of Religious Freedom 1888
20 Andrew Carnegies Gospel of Wealth 1889
21 Pope Leo XIIIs Encyclical Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae 1899
22 Booker T Washingtons The Religious Life of the Negro Speech 1905
23 Humanist Manifesto 1933
A Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the US Economy 1986
25 Christian Coalitions Contract with the American Family 1995

13 Thomas Jeffersons Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut 1802
15 Angelina Grimkes Appeal to Christian Women 1836
16 South Carolina Governor John H Hammonds Slavery Is Not a Sin Speech 1853
17 Lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe 1862
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Σελίδα 285 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted : Provided always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Σελίδα 255 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities...
Σελίδα 254 - That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Σελίδα 291 - God, and for the support and maintenance of public protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality, in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily.
Σελίδα xxi - And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Σελίδα 279 - ... that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order...
Σελίδα 63 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Σελίδα 296 - He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat: Oh, be swift, my soul to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet! Our God is marching on.
Σελίδα 296 - Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Σελίδα 284 - ... and return their names to Congress, one of whom, Congress shall appoint and commission for the residue of the term; and every five years, four months at least before the expiration of the time of service of the members of council, the said house shall nominate ten persons, qualified as aforesaid, and return their names to Congress...

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Jeffrey D. Schultz is president of Jeffrey D. Schultz & Co., Inc. He has taught political science and history at a number of colleges, including White Pines College and Colorado College. He was the associate editor for the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party and the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Republican Party. He is currently editing a book on presidential scandals.

John G. West, Jr., is assistant professor of political science at Seattle Pacific University and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He has written numerous articles, speeches, and presentations on the subject of American politics and the role of religion in American politics. West holds a PhD in government from Claremont Graduate School.

Iain Maclean is assistant professor of Western-religious thought, Department of Philosophy and Religion, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He has written several articles, speeches, and presentations on the subject of religion and society. Maclean holds a ThD in religion and society from Harvard Divinity School.

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