American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

ര free American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation එ Kindle By Jon Meacham ඥ ര free American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation එ Kindle By Jon Meacham ඥ The American Gospelliterally, the good news about Americais that religion shapes our public life without controlling it In this vivid book, New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, American Gospel draws on the past to offer a new perspective Meacham re creates the fascinating history of a nation grappling with religion and politicsfrom John Winthrops city on a hill sermon to Thomas Jeffersons Declaration of Independence from the Revolution to the Civil War from a proposed nineteenth century Christian Amendment to the Constitution to Martin Luther King, Jr.s call for civil rights from George Washington to Ronald Reagan.Debates about religion and politics are often divisive than illuminating Secularists point to a wall of separation between church and state, while many conservatives act as though the Founding Fathers were apostles in knee britches As Meacham shows in this brisk narrative, neither extreme has it right At the heart of the American experiment lies the God of what Benjamin Franklin called public religion, a God who invests all human beings with inalienable rights while protecting private religion from government interference It is a great American balancing act, and it has served us well.Meacham has written and spoken extensively about religion and politics, and he brings historical authority and a sense of hope to the issue American Gospel makes it compellingly clear that the nations best chance of summoning what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding In looking back, we may find the light to lead us forward.In his American Gospel, Jon Meacham provides a refreshingly clear, balanced, and wise historical portrait of religion and American politics at exactly the moment when such fairness and understanding are much needed Anyone who doubts the relevance of history to our own time has only to read this exceptional book.David McCullough, author of 1776Jon Meacham has given us an insightful and eloquent account of the spiritual foundation of the early days of the American republic It is especially instructive reading at a time when the nation is at once engaged in and deeply divided on the question of religion and its place in public life.Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest GenerationAn absorbing narrative full of vivid characters and fresh thinking, American Gospel tells how the Founding Fathersand their successorsstruggled with their own religious and political convictions to work out the basic structure for freedom of religion For me this book was nonstop reading.Elaine Pagels, professor of religion, Princeton University, author of Beyond Belief The Secret Gospel of Thomas Jon Meacham is one of our countrys most brilliant thinkers about religions impact on American society In this scintillating and provocative book, Meacham reveals the often hidden influence of religious belief on the Founding Fathers and on later generations of American citizens and leaders up to our own Today, as we argue strenuously than ever about the proper place of religion in our politics and the rest of American life, Meachams important book should serve as the touchstone of the debate Michael Beschloss, author of The ConquerorsAt a time when faith and freedom seem increasingly polarized, American Gospel recovers our vital centerthe middle ground where, historically, religion and public life strike a delicate balance Well researched, well written, inspiring, and persuasive, this is a welcome addition to the literature.Jonathan D Sarna, Joseph H Belle R Braun 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    • American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
    • Jon Meacham
    • English
    • 04 June 2016

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