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The Resource Believers, thinkers, and founders : how we came to be one nation under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson

Believers, thinkers, and founders : how we came to be one nation under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson

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Believers, thinkers, and founders : how we came to be one nation under God
Title
Believers, thinkers, and founders
Title remainder
how we came to be one nation under God
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Kevin Seamus Hasson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Outlines a possible solution to the divisive issue of the balance of church and state, arguing in favor of embracing a reason-based, philosophical view of God as the "Creator" referenced in the Declaration of Independence
  • In Believers, Thinkers and Founders: How We Came to be One Nation Under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson—founder and president emeritus of the Becket Fund for Religious liberty—offers a refreshing resolution to the age-old dispute surrounding the relationship of religion and state: a return to first principles. “The traditional position,” writes Hasson, “is that our fundamental human rights—including those secured by the First Amendment—are endowed to us by the Creator and that it would be perilous to permit the government ever to repudiate that point.” America has steadfastly taken the position that there is a Supreme Being who is the source of our rights and the author of our equality. It has repeated that point for well over two hundred years throughout all branches and levels of government. Never mind, says the secularist challenge. God is, to put it mildly, religious. Religion has no place in Government. So God has no place in Government. It’s just that simple. But for the government to say there is no creator who endows us with rights, Hasson argues, “is to do more than simply tinker with one of the most famous one-liners in history; it is to change the starting point of our whole explanation of who we are as Americans.” He proposes a solution straight from the founding: the government acknowledges the existence of God who is the source of our rights philosophically but not religiously. This idea of the “Philosophers’ God” is a conception of God based not on faith but on reason. Hasson suggests that by recognizing the distinction between the creator of the Declaration of Independence and the God of our faith traditions, we may be able to move past the culture wars over religion that have plagued the country. In Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, Hasson examines the idea of the “Philosophers’ God” while looking at a host of issues—including the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer at public events, and prayer in public schools—as he demonstrates how we can still be one nation under God. -- Provided by publisher
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TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hasson, Kevin James
Dewey number
261.70973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR516
LC item number
.H327 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Church and state
  • Freedom of religion
  • Christianity and politics
  • Liberty
  • Christianity and justice
  • Religion and politics
  • Freedom of religion
  • Church and state
  • Religion and politics
  • Christianity and justice
  • Christianity and politics
  • Liberty
  • United States
  • Church and state
  • Religion and politics
  • Christianity and justice
  • Christianity and politics
  • Liberty
  • 20160531 NEW LIST
  • LAW
  • RELIGION
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Believers, thinkers, and founders : how we came to be one nation under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Newdow's conundrum -- The pilgrims pledge their allegiance ... -- ... and the park rangers pledge theirs -- An inescapable question ... -- ... with a great deal at stake in the answer -- Thinking about thinking about God -- The education of the founders -- Framing a nation under God : the political philosophy of the founders -- You say deist, I say theist -- The later life of a nation under God -- A nation under God : some FAQs -- A conundrum revisited
Control code
ocn933726988
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780307718181
Lccn
2016287131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307718181
  • (OCoLC)933726988
Label
Believers, thinkers, and founders : how we came to be one nation under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newdow's conundrum -- The pilgrims pledge their allegiance ... -- ... and the park rangers pledge theirs -- An inescapable question ... -- ... with a great deal at stake in the answer -- Thinking about thinking about God -- The education of the founders -- Framing a nation under God : the political philosophy of the founders -- You say deist, I say theist -- The later life of a nation under God -- A nation under God : some FAQs -- A conundrum revisited
Control code
ocn933726988
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780307718181
Lccn
2016287131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307718181
  • (OCoLC)933726988

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