Protestantism and the American Founding
"This important collection of essays will help all Americans to consider anew the relationship between the 'spirit of liberty' and the 'spirit of ... Show synopsis "This important collection of essays will help all Americans to consider anew the relationship between the 'spirit of liberty' and the 'spirit of religion' at work in the American Founding. Michael Zuckert's masterful response establishes him as one of the leading scholars of the period." --Jean Yarbrough, author of "American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People" ""Protestantism and the American Founding" is an extraordinarily rich and thought provoking dialogue on the religious dimension of the nation's foundations." --Thomas L. Pangle, University of Texas at Austin "This collection of essays by some of the most eminent scholars in the field will have a wide-ranging influence on both academic and political debate on the vital interaction of religion and politics in historical and contemporary America." --Garrett Ward Sheldon, University of Virginia's College at Wise This welcome new textbook explores the relationship between Protestant theology and American political thought of the founding era. It gathers together both new and well-known essays by scholars and outstanding thinkers in political philosophy and is enriched by classic selections from Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America." "Protestantism and the American Founding" will serve as a valuable classroom guide for discussion and debate about issues in American and modern political philosophy.