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American Gospel

God, the founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

by Jon Meacham

Hardcover, 399 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $23.95 |


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God, the founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
Jon Meacham

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Offers an historical portrait of religon and politics in America, and cites the need for contemporary society to embrace the principles of the Founding Fathers.

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American Gospel

God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation

Random House

Copyright © 2006 Jon Meacham
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ISBN: 9781400065554

Chapter One

"The great fact about America-the American gospel-is that belief in God is central to the country's experience, but faith is a matter of choice, not coercion. Religion is central to American life (from the Mayflower, to Jamestown, to the Declaration of Independence, to today), and consequently we must handle it very carefully."-from American Gospel

From the Compact Disc edition.