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Introduction

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.intro
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion and politics have been deeply intertwined throughout American history, and there is a long and rich tradition of both scholarly and popular analysis of American presidents. Although numerous ... More


 George Washington and Providential Agency

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although the religious convictions and practices of many presidents have been ignored, Washington’s have been closely scrutinized and endlessly debated. Some authors have portrayed the Virginian as ... More


Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Peter Brock (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While conscientious objection in the twentieth century has been well documented, there has been surprisingly little study of its long history in America's early conflicts, defined as these have been ... More


A Level Playing Field for Religion in Higher Education

John J. DiIulio Jr.

in The American University in a Postsecular Age: Religion and the Academy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323443
eISBN:
9780199869145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323443.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since most academic disciplinary communities emphasize narrow expertise, talking about religion can easily be perceived (except for faculty credentialed in religious studies) as amateurish and ... More


Between Postsecular Society and the Neutral State: Religion as a Resource for Public Reason

Maureen Junker‐Kenny

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter compares John Rawls's and Jürgen Habermas's concepts of ‘public reason’ in their starting points and methods as the framework for the role accorded to religious convictions within ... More


Religious Grounds and Grounds Based On Other Comprehensive Perspectives

Kent Greenawalt

in Private Consciences and Public Reasons

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094190
eISBN:
9780199853021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094190.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is a continuation of the problem being solved in the last two chapters, and this chapter is focused on the religious grounds to decision-making. One of the main arguments against using religious ... More


Religion and Symbolic Politics

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Recent decades have produced a myriad of attempts by religious groups to influence public affairs. From the efforts of clergy in the 1960s to advance the cause of civil rights to the protests ... More


Religious Toleration and Claims of Conscience*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The final essay, “Religious Toleration and Claims of Conscience,” explores an issue that is now highly controversial, especially after Hobby Lobby: when should those with religious convictions be ... More


Logic of Adaptive Preference: Islam and Western Feminism

Masooda Bano

in The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the factors that help rational actors sustain religious conviction over time. It does so by studying the rapid growth of female madrasas in Pakistan. Until the late 1970s, the ... More


Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Gary Scott Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Many American presidents have had a deep and meaningful faith that has helped shape their worldviews and characters, and their religious commitments have strongly influenced their political ... More


The Byzantine Empire: From Attila to the 4th Crusade

Edward N. Luttwak

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Byzantine Empire—the de facto continuation of the Roman Empire—lasted more than twice as long as its Western counterpart, which dissolved in the fifth century. Its endurance—approximately 800 ... More


Religion and Public Reasons: Making Laws and Evaluating Candidates*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“Religion and Public Reasons: Making Laws and Evaluating Candidates,” shows that what actually count as public reasons can differ for legislators and judges, that even among public reasons there can ... More


Professing Religion

John D. Barbour

in Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341047
eISBN:
9780199374724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341047.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the question of when a professor should disclose his or her personal religious beliefs in the classroom. While there are often good reasons to withhold one’s own convictions, it ... More


Introduction

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Since George Washington, faith has played a very important and often controversial role in the lives of American presidents. Nevertheless, few scholars have carefully analyzed how chief executives’ ... More


John Adams: A Church-Going Sage

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

John Adams’s faith is difficult to decipher because he said so much about it and his views are so complex. One of the most theologically astute laypeople of his generation, Adams sought to steer a ... More


Conclusion

Gary Scott Smith

in Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391394
eISBN:
9780199391424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391394.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This study leads to several conclusions. First, it is difficult to disentangle the personal religious convictions of presidents from their use of religion to serve partisan political purposes. ... More


Seduction

Calum Carmichael

in Sex and Religion in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153774
eISBN:
9780300153781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153774.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains that the sexual seduction of the Samaritan woman by Jesus leads to a religious conviction on her part that he is the Messiah. The connection between sexual seduction and ... More


They Left Everything and Followed Him

Frederick J. Streets

in Preaching in the New Millennium: Celebrating the Tercentennial of Yale University

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100815
eISBN:
9780300128178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100815.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the rich religious history of Yale, and its contributions to the establishment and growth of the nation. Since Yale's beginning, graduates of Yale College, many of whom were ... More


Faith of the Fathers and Will of the King

Carolyn Chappell Lougee

in Facing the Revocation: Huguenot Families, Faith, and the King's Will

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190241315
eISBN:
9780190241346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241315.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter opens up the seldom-posed question of the motivations that led Huguenots to leave France in the era of the Revocation. It contests the common assumption that those who left were the more ... More


How Persuasive Is Natural Law Theory?*

Kent Greenawalt

in From the Bottom Up: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199756162
eISBN:
9780190608897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756162.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

“How Persuasive is Natural Law Theory?” explores natural law. What does it contribute, are its forms of reasoning universally valid, and what role may religious convictions play in general beliefs ... More


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