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The Resource Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals, Benjamin T. Lynerd

Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals, Benjamin T. Lynerd

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Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals
Title
Republican theology
Title remainder
the civil religion of American evangelicals
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin T. Lynerd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
White evangelicals occupy strange property on the ideological map in America, exhibiting a pronounced commitment to the principle of limited government, and yet making a significant exception for issues relating to personal morality -- an exception many observers take to be paradoxical at best. Explanations of this phenomenon usually point to the knotty political alliance evangelicals built with free-market types in the late twentieth century, but sermonic evidence suggests a deeper and longer intellectual thread, one that has pervaded evangelical thought all the way back to the American founding. In Republican Theology, Benjamin Lynerd offers an historical and theological account of the hybrid position evangelicals have long affected to hold in American culture - as champions of individual liberty and as guardians of American morality. Lynerd documents the development of a resilient, if problematic, tradition in American political thought, one that sees a free republic, a virtuous people, and an assertive Christianity as mutually dependent. Situating the recent rise of the "New Right" within this larger framework, Republican Theology traces the contentious political journey of evangelicals from its earliest moments, laying bare the conceptual tensions built into their civil religion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynerd, Benjamin T
Dewey number
322/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1642.U5
LC item number
L96 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evangelicalism
  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
  • Liberty
  • Second Great Awakening
  • Religious right
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Label
Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals, Benjamin T. Lynerd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American evangelicals as Lockeans -- Republican theology -- Covenantal origins -- American foundations -- Entrenchment in the Second Great Awakening -- Darwin as ally, social gospel as foe -- The triumph of free market Christianity
Control code
ocn899205107
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780199363568
Lccn
2014005412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899205107
Label
Republican theology : the civil religion of American evangelicals, Benjamin T. Lynerd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American evangelicals as Lockeans -- Republican theology -- Covenantal origins -- American foundations -- Entrenchment in the Second Great Awakening -- Darwin as ally, social gospel as foe -- The triumph of free market Christianity
Control code
ocn899205107
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780199363568
Lccn
2014005412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899205107

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