Revolution Within the Revolution: The First Amendment in Historical Context, 1612-1789

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1990 - 214 strani
This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

Distinguished historian William Estep offers in this book a lively account of the persons and events that influenced the shaping of the First Amendment. Estep shows specifically how evangelical dissenters laid the groundwork necessary for the triumph of religious freedom in America -- something that has often been ignored.

Incredibly, says Estep, some Christians today appear determined to reinterpret if not eliminate the First Amendment and its historically revolutionary provision for the separation of church and state. But those who envision America as a church-state where Puritan ideals and concepts should rule misconstrue the amendment's original intent -- to "free citizens from the overweening power of a church-controlled state."

The book includes an ample bibliography and an appendix of rarely seen documents pertaining to the struggle for religious liberty. A wide audience -- including students, ministers, and general readers across the religious spectrum -- will appreciate this absorbing historical account.
 

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The Continental Cradle
20
The English Connection
49
Conflicting Visions in Puritan New England
72
Of Revival Politics and the First Amendment
156
Struggle for Religious Freedom in Virginia
180
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O avtorju (1990)

(1920-2000) Former Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

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