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The Resource Endowed by our creator : the birth of religious freedom in America, Michael I. Meyerson

Endowed by our creator : the birth of religious freedom in America, Michael I. Meyerson

Label
Endowed by our creator : the birth of religious freedom in America
Title
Endowed by our creator
Title remainder
the birth of religious freedom in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael I. Meyerson
Title variation
Birth of religious freedom in America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focuses on the actual writings and actions of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and others. Legal scholar Michael I. Meyerson investigates how the framers of the Constitution envisioned religious freedom and how they intended it to operate in the new republic. Endowed by Our Creator shows that the framers understood that the American government should not acknowledge religion in a way that favors any particular creed or denomination. Nevertheless, the framers believed that religion could instill virtue and help to unify a diverse nation. They created a spiritual public vocabulary, one that could communicate to all --- including agnostics and atheists -- that they were valued members of the political community. Through their writings and their decisions, the framers affirmed that respect for religious differences is a fundamental American value, Meyerson concludes. Now it is for us to determine whether religion will be used to alienate and divide or to inspire and unify our religiously diverse nation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyerson, Michael
Dewey number
342.7308/52
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4783
LC item number
.M49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of religion
  • United States
  • Freedom of religion
Label
Endowed by our creator : the birth of religious freedom in America, Michael I. Meyerson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-358) 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
The great seal -- Before the beginning -- A tolerant, Protestant nation -- The second American revolution -- "We have become a nation" : drafting the Constitution -- Adding the First Amendment -- Freedom of religion in the new nation -- Original wisdom
Control code
ocn759174414
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 368 pages
Isbn
9780300166323
Lccn
2011044463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300166323
  • (OCoLC)759174414
Label
Endowed by our creator : the birth of religious freedom in America, Michael I. Meyerson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-358) 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
The great seal -- Before the beginning -- A tolerant, Protestant nation -- The second American revolution -- "We have become a nation" : drafting the Constitution -- Adding the First Amendment -- Freedom of religion in the new nation -- Original wisdom
Control code
ocn759174414
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 368 pages
Isbn
9780300166323
Lccn
2011044463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300166323
  • (OCoLC)759174414

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