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The Resource Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life, R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick

Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life, R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick

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Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life
Title
Godless citizens in a godly republic
Title remainder
atheists in American public life
Statement of responsibility
R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick
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Language
eng
Summary
"From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution, with eight requiring a belief in God for holding public office. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God's omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an "atheist awakening" intent on holding the country to its secular principles"--
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1940-
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Moore, R. Laurence
Dewey number
211/.80973
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2760
LC item number
.M59 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kramnick, Isaac
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  • Atheists
  • Religion and state
  • Religion and politics
Label
Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life, R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-209) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Atheists in America: their past -- The invention of religious liberty -- Atheism becomes un-American -- The political cost of nonbelief in nineteenth-century America -- A secular equivalent of religious worship -- Part two. Atheists in America: their present -- One nation under God -- Fifty states under God -- Unequal citizens under God -- The atheist awakening -- Epilogue: Atheists and a virtuous republic
Control code
on1005117289
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9780393254969
Lccn
2018001550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life, R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-209) 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
Part one. Atheists in America: their past -- The invention of religious liberty -- Atheism becomes un-American -- The political cost of nonbelief in nineteenth-century America -- A secular equivalent of religious worship -- Part two. Atheists in America: their present -- One nation under God -- Fifty states under God -- Unequal citizens under God -- The atheist awakening -- Epilogue: Atheists and a virtuous republic
Control code
on1005117289
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9780393254969
Lccn
2018001550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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