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Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers

Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers

by Brooke Allen

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
ISBN: 9781566637510
Pages: 256
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2021-02-24
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In her lively refutation of modern claims about America's religious origins, Brooke Allen looks back at the late eighteenth century and shows decisively that the United States was founded not on Christian principles at all but on Enlightenment ideas. Moral Minority presents a powerful case that the unique legal framework the Founding Fathers created was designed according to the humanist ideals of Enlightenment thinkers: God entered the picture only as a very minor player, and Jesus Christ was conspicuous by his absence. The guiding spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Ms. Allen explains, was not Jesus Christ but John Locke. In direct and accessible ...