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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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The Culture of Religious Pluralism

Richard E. Wentz - Social Science - 1998 - 130 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...utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth."* What...
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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 - Religion - 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 - Social Science - 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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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

Mark A. Noll - Religion - 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
...religious," he asserted m Democracy m America, adding that "there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America." Tocqueville now argued that sectarian tolerance and diversity was not the residue of apathy. They were...
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville - Political Science - 2003 - 703 pages
...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...utility, and of its conformity to human nature, than that its influence is most powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth....
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