Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics, Volume 2

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Jeffrey D. Schultz, John G. West, Iain S. MacLean
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - Political Science - 389 pages
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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

Speeches and Documents
275
3 The Act of Toleration of Maryland Colony 1649
277
4 The First Thanksgiving Proclamation 1676
278
5 Clause XVI of the Virginia Declaration of Rights 1776
279
7 James Madisons Memorial and Remonstrance 1785
280
8 The Northwest Ordinance 1787
282
9 George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation October 3 1789
285
10 Constitutional Clauses Addressing Religion 178991
286
18 The Second Inaugural Address of President Abraham Lincoln 1865
296
19 Philip Schaffs Speech on The Idea of Religious Freedom 1888
297
20 Andrew Carnegies Gospel of Wealth 1889
299
21 Pope Leo XIIIs Encyclical Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae 1899
300
22 Booker T Washingtons The Religious Life of the Negro Speech 1905
304
23 Humanist Manifesto 1933
305
A Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the US Economy 1986
306
25 Christian Coalitions Contract with the American Family 1995
310

13 Thomas Jeffersons Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut 1802
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15 Angelina Grimkes Appeal to Christian Women 1836
292
16 South Carolina Governor John H Hammonds Slavery Is Not a Sin Speech 1853
294
17 Lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe 1862
295
List of Organizations
312
Timeline
329
Index
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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