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Religion and the American Presidency George Washington to George W. Bush with Commentary and Primary Sources

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ISBN-10: 0231143338

ISBN-13: 9780231143332

Edition: 2009

Authors: Gast�n Espinosa

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Beginning with George Washington and ending with George W. Bush, Gastn Espinosa explores the influence of religion on the American presidency, especially with regard to the formation of domestic and foreign policy. The fine line between allowing and endorsing religious expression has always been problematic for the president. From supporters of John Adams, who accused Thomas Jefferson of being an atheist and an infidel, to Carter and Reagan, who were both very vocal about their faith, American presidents have had to make a place for their religion, or lack thereof, somewhere between the poles of church and state. Focusing on the religious upbringing and political careers of Washington,…    
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Gastón Espinosa is Arthur V. Stoughton Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College.

Preface
Introduction
Religion and the Presidency of George Washington
Religious Writings of George Washington
Excerpts of the General Military Orders and Appointment of Chaplains to the Continental Army, July 9, 1776, June 8, 1777, and April 12, 1779
Excerpt of the Letter to the United Baptist Churches of Virginia, May 1789
Excerpt of the Letter to the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches May 1789
Excerpt of the Letter to the Directors of the Society of the United Brethren [Moravian] for the Propagating of the Gospel Among the Heathen, July 10, 1789
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, October 3, 1789
Excerpt of the Letter to the Annual Meeting of Quakers, October 1789
Excerpt of the Letter to the Roman Catholics, March 15, 1790
Excerpt of the Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, August 17, 1790
Excerpt on Religion and Morality from George Washington's Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
Excerpt of Second Proclamation of Thanksgiving and Prayer, February 17, 1797
Excerpt of the Letter to the Protestant Clergy of Philadelphia, March 3, 1797
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
The Virginia Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, 1786
Excerpt of the Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, January 1, 1802
Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush and Syllabus of an Estimate of the Merit of the Doctrines of Jesus Compared with Those of Others, April 21, 1803
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of James Madison
Excerpt of the Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments in Virginia, June 20, 1785
National Day of Public Humiliation and Prayer, July 9, 1812
Letter to Jasper Adams, Spring 1832
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Handbill Replying to Charges of Infidelity, July 31, 1846
Fragment on Pro-slavery Theology, ca. October 1, 1858
Mediation on the Divine Will, September 1862
General Order Respecting the Observance of the Sabbath Day in the Army and Navy, November 15, 1862
Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day, March 30, 1863
Excerpt on Religion from the Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
Religion and the Presidency of
Religion Writings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Excerpt of the Address to the National Conference of Catholic Charities, October 4, 1933
Address to the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, December 6, 1933
Excerpt of the Statement on the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Printing of the English Bible, October 6, 1935
Excerpt of the Annual Message to Congress, January 4, 1939
Prayer on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Excerpt from the Exchange of Messages with Pope Pius XII, August 28, 1947
Excerpt of Address Given at a Luncheon of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, November 11, 1949
Remarks Upon Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree, December 24, 1952
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Remarks Broadcast as Part of the American Legion "Back to God" Program, February 7, 1954
Statement by the President Upon Signing a Bill to Include the Words "Under God" in the Pledge to the Flag, June 14, 1954
Remarks Made at the Annual Breakfast of the International Council for Christian Leadership, February 2, 1956
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Excerpt from Independence Day Speech, Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 1946
Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, Houston, Texas, September 12, 1960
Remarks Made at the Eleventh Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., February 7, 1963
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
National Prayer Breakfast Remarks, January 27, 1977
Excerpt of Remarks Made at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, August 30, 1979
Question-and-Answer Session at a Presidential Campaign Town Hall Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, October 31, 1980
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Proclamation 4844-Jewish Heritage Week, May 1, 1981
Excerpt of Remarks Made at the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters, January 31, 1983
Remarks Made at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals, Orlando, Florida, March 8, 1983
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Excerpt of Remarks Made at the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters, January 28, 1991
Proclamation 6508-Thanksgiving Day, November 20, 1992
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Excerpt of Remarks Made at the Ministers' Leadership Conference at Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Illinois, August 10, 2000
Religion and the Presidency of
Religious Writings of
Excerpt from the Sermon "Faith: Our Heritage, Our Hope," Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, March 6, 1999
Remarks to the American Jewish Committee, May 3, 2001
Remarks Made at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., September 17, 2001
President Bush Discusses Faith-Based Initiative with Urban Leaders, Washington, D.C., July 16, 2003
Conclusion
List of Contributors
Index