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American Philosophical Society

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

First scientific society in America, founded at Philadelphia (1743) by Franklin, its first president. His successors were Rittenhouse and Jefferson. The Society issues Transactions,...

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Civic Republic and Liberal Democracy

in Public Pulpits

March 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 13221 words.

Moral meaning and practice unfolds within the peculiar yet essential ambiguity of the polity in America, both as a cultural constellation of shared meanings and a social order of...

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Prodigal Nation

Andrew R. Murphy.

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies. 336 pages.

This book traces the emergence and development of the American jeremiad, a form of political rhetoric that laments the nation's decline from a virtuous past and calls it to repentance and...

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A Christian Renaissance

Michael J. McVicar.

in Christian Reconstruction

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10947 words.

This chapter outlines Rushdoony’s connections with the emerging grassroots infrastructure of the Southern Californian conservative movement, with its epicenter in Los Angeles and Orange...

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Government by Fear, and How Activists of Faith Resist Fear

Gail M. Presbey.

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 12398 words.

The manipulation of fear is a tool of choice, both for state governments and terrorists. In this current time, in which Americans are asked to send their sons and daughters to wage a War on...

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