Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

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Oryx Press, 1999 - Religion - 389 pages


Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.

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Contents

Appendices
273
Speeches and Documents
275
The Act of Toleration of Maryland Colony 1649
277
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation 1676
278
Clause XVI of the Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776
279
James Madisons Memorial and Remonstrance 1785
280
The Northwest Ordinance 1787
282
George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789
285
The Second Inaugural Address of President Abraham Lincoln 1865
296
Philip Schaffs Speech on The Idea of Religious Freedom 1888
297
Andrew Carnegies Gospel of Wealth 1889
299
Pope Leo XIIIs Encyclical Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae 1899
300
Booker T Washingtons The Religious Life of the Negro Speech 1905
304
Humanist Manifesto 1933
305
A Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U S Economy 1986
306
Christian Coalitions Contract with the American Family 1995
310

Constitutional Clauses Addressing Religion 178991
286
Thomas Jeffersons Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut 1802
288
Angelina Grimkes Appeal to Christian Women 1836
292
South Carolina Governor John H Hammonds Slavery Is Not a Sin Speech 1853
294
Lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe 1862
295
List of Organizations
312
Timeline
329
Inder
351
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About the author (1999)

Jeffrey D. Schultz is president of Jeffrey D. Schultz & Co., Inc. He has taught political science and history at a number of colleges, including White Pines College and Colorado College. He was the associate editor for the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party and the two-volume Encyclopedia of the Republican Party. He is currently editing a book on presidential scandals.

John G. West, Jr., is assistant professor of political science at Seattle Pacific University and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. He has written numerous articles, speeches, and presentations on the subject of American politics and the role of religion in American politics. West holds a PhD in government from Claremont Graduate School.

Iain Maclean is assistant professor of Western-religious thought, Department of Philosophy and Religion, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He has written several articles, speeches, and presentations on the subject of religion and society. Maclean holds a ThD in religion and society from Harvard Divinity School.

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