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" States the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common ; but there is no country in the whole world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America ; and there can be no... "
The Bible and Politics: Or, An Humble Plea for Equal, Perfect, Absolute ... - Page 44
by William Anderson Scott - 1859 - 146 pages
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Demonizing the Other: Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia

Robert S. Wistrich - Social Science - 1999 - 373 pages
...conflict. Tocqueville already noted on his voyage to America that "there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America," and the same holds true a hundred years later. This is due, so Tocqueville and modern observers suggested,...
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Constitutional Debates on Freedom of Religion: A Documentary History

John J. Patrick, Gerald P. Long - History - 1999 - 335 pages
...that exist in the United States are innumerable. . . . [B]ut there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America. . . . Religion in the United States takes no direct part in the government of society, but it must...
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The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Society

William H. Swatos, James K. Wellman - Social Science - 1999 - 237 pages
...de Tocqueville observed more than a century and a half ago, "There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America."10 A little less than a century later, GK Chesterton described America in the succinct phrase...
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Americana: The Americas in the World Around 1850 (or 'seeing the Elephant ...

James Dunkerley - History - 2000 - 642 pages
...thinking of their business.6s Tocqueville, who stated that 'there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America', identified a similar disposition at the same time as he defended Catholicism - 'erroneously regarded...
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Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion

Rodney Stark, Roger Finke - Religion - 2000 - 343 pages
...Alexis de Tocqueville had a similar response, noting that "there is not a country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America" ([1835-39] 195^ 314). At mid-century, the Swiss theologian Philip Schaff (1855, 91) observed that attendance...
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The Fundamentals for the Twenty-First Century: Examining the Crucial Issues ...

Mal Couch - Religion - 656 pages
...is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common: but there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in American; and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than...
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Tocqueville on American Character: Why Tocqueville's Brilliant Exploration ...

Michael A. Ledeen - History - 2000 - 229 pages
...God. CHAPTER 2 RELIGIOUS FAITH ANCHORED BY SECULAR INSTITUTIONS There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men. To his great surprise, Tocqueville finds that the Americans, the most freedom-loving and materialistic...
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The Scarlet Thread of Scandal: Morality and the American Presidency

Charles W. Dunn - History - 2001 - 224 pages
...of America the sovereign authority is religious." He also concluded that "there is no country in the world in which the Christian religion retains a greater...influence over the souls of men than in America." Supreme Court justice Joseph Story stated in his Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States...
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God and Mammon : Protestants, Money, and the Market, 1790-1860: Protestants ...

Mark A. Noll Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Christian Thought Wheaton College - History - 2001 - 328 pages
...accessory motive. at the bottom of all that the Americans do." And. "there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America." For this conjunction. Tocqueville thought he had an explanation: "The character of Anglo- American...
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The Jews and the Nation: Revolution, Emancipation, State Formation, and the ...

Frederic Cople Jaher - History - 2009 - 312 pages
This book is the first systematic comparison of the civic integration of Jews in the United States and France--specifically, from the two countries' revolutions through the ...
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