On Faith and Free Government
Responding to the general confusion in the United States about the proper role of religion in politics, five distinguished scholars demonstrate in original essays how our nation's founders carefully and clearly defined the appropriate relationship between church and state, and how we can adapt our current political institutions to reflect the founders' wisdom. Also, includes a collection of the most important statements by the Founders that address religion's role in American political life.
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Religious Liberty The View from the Founding
Where Locke stopped short we may go on Religious Toleration and Religious Liberty at the Founding
Are These Truths Now or Have They Ever Been SelfEvident?
The Christian and Rebellion against Authority
Civil Rights and Liberties in the Vocabulary of the American Founding
A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission excerpt
The Curse of Cowardice
A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston
An Antidote against Toryism
Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty excerpt 1786
Northwest Ordinance excerpt 1787
Selected Addresses and Letters of George Washington
A Proclamation of National Thanksgiving 1789
Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport Rhode Island 1790
Farewell Address 1796
The Declaration of Independence 1776
On the Right to Rebel against Governors
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