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Theological and Philosophical Origins of Religious Liberty in the U.S. Constitution

Kristine Kalanges

in Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199859467
eISBN:
9780199933518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the early modern origins of freedom of religion in the Protestant Reformation (including the contributions of Martin Luther and John Calvin), the genesis of the “American ... More


Calvinism and American National Identity

David Little

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Samuel P. Huntington argued that American national identity was and still is profoundly influenced by what he called Anglo-Protestant culture. He attributed the major part of that influence to ... More


Darwin's Legacy in America

Larry A. Witham

in Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150452
eISBN:
9780199834860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150457.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The debate between creationists and evolutionists stems from America's view of God and nature, of science, and of attitudes toward social elites and taxes. This chapter looks at events in ... More


The Lineage of Separatist Suffering

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 focuses on the intensely martyr-based identity of the Separatist communities in England, the Netherlands, and Plymouth Colony. It addresses how these radical Protestants dealt with the ... More


Roger Williams and the Puritan Background of the Establishment Clause

David Little

in No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860371
eISBN:
9780199950164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860371.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the opposition to establishments of religion did not begin with eighteenth-century secularists or republicans, but with some seventeenth century Puritans, including most ... More


Locke and Loyalty in Contemporary Political Theology: Three Ways of Making the Turn

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines three current proposals for making the turn to loyalty, that is, three strategies for reestablishing a vision of toleration that has become detached from its theological ... More


Thwarting the Errand

Robert C. Fuller

in Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Convinced that salvation history was moving from east to west, the early American colonists knew themselves to be on God's “errand into the wilderness.” As fate had it, however, this errand ... More


Fighting for Sadat, October 1970–August 1971

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser and the accession to power of his successor, Anwar el-Sadat, in September 1970, which marked a change in the landscape of the Arab-Israeli ... More


Habitations by Narragansett Bay: Coastal Homelands, Encounters with Roger Williams, and Routes to Great Swamp

Christine M. DeLucia

in Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300201178
eISBN:
9780300231120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300201178.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter unfolds how Narragansetts understood the areas around Narragansett Bay as vital homelands connecting land and water, focusing especially on conceptions of swamps as valuable, powerful ... More


At a Crossroads: Cienfuegos, SALT, and Germany-Berlin

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the moribund state of U.S.-Soviet relations during 1970 and how the White House used back channels to break the SALT impasse, delay the negotiations and ratification of the ... More


Legacy?

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter considers four aspects of William Penn’s legacy in the history of political thought and practice. First, Penn played an important role in the seventeenth-century articulation of ... More


Colonial Inversions: Roger Williams and Wiremu Tāmihana

Mark G. Brett

in Locations of God: Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190060237
eISBN:
9780190060268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060237.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter turns to some remarkable examples in the colonial history of the Bible’s reception. In the seventeenth century, Roger Williams opposed Puritan national allegories by adopting the Persian ... More


Precedents and Back-Channel Games, 1968–1970

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter traces the development of the Nixon administration’s foreign policy structure, early back-channel overtures to the Soviets, the evolution of bureaucratic rivalries within the ... More


Disinterred by Devotion: Religion, Race, and Spiritual Repose

in Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226423296
eISBN:
9780226423326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423326.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Throughout America's history, there have been cases of reburial involving men of the cloth or laypersons deemed inspirational, such as missionaries. In those instances, reburial equates to ... More


The “Savage Sounds” of Christian Translation: Missionaries Confront the limits of Universalism in early America

Sarah Rivett

in Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190492564
eISBN:
9780190492595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492564.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Across a broad chronological and geographical span, from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, missionaries of disparate national and religious identities instigated a sweeping effort to ... More


King Ratbod’s Dilemma: Apostasy and Restoration in the Sixteenth and Twenty-First Centuries

Jonathan Green

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that apostasy is a question of belief, not a historical process. It proposes that the history of belief in an apostasy is a textual phenomenon that can be studied, particularly ... More


Congregationalism Advanced

Francis J. Bremer

in One Small Candle: The Story of the Plymouth Puritans and the Beginning of English New England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510049
eISBN:
9780197510070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510049.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

While the rest of New England followed the Congregationalist lead of Plymouth, there was unity without uniformity. Other churches sought the advice of Brewster and other Plymouth leaders on a variety ... More


Debates and Academics

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the debates on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Darwin's theory was first introduced to the public at the Linnean Society of London in 1858, as part of a joint ... More


Freedom of Conscience and the Individual: Seventeenth‐Century England and Holland

Richard Sorabji

in Moral Conscience through the Ages: Fifth Century BCE to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199685547
eISBN:
9780191765704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The first English 17th century writers supporting freedom of conscience discussed in Chapter 8 were Baptists. Then Roger Williams got Rhode Island a charter of freedom for Catholics and Indians. John ... More


Dissent in New England

Francis J. Bremer

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume I: The Post-Reformation Era, 1559-1689

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198702238
eISBN:
9780191840135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702238.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The New England colonies were settled in the early seventeenth century by men and women who could not in conscience subscribe to all aspects of the faith and practice of the Church of England. In ... More


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