The Ten Commandments & Their Influence on American Law - A Study in History

Author: William J. Federer

Publisher: Amerisearch, Inc.

ISBN: 9780965355728

Category: Law

Page: 288

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An in-depth study of how each of the Ten Commandments had a historical impact on the development of laws in America and affected the legal philosophy of our government framers. For example, the 4th Commandment-"Keep Holy the Sabbath": PENNSYLVANIA FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, April 25, 1682, Article XXII: "That as often as any day of the month...shall fall upon the first day of the week, commonly called the Lord's Day, the business appointed for that day shall be deferred till the next day, unless in the case of emergency." U.S. CONSTITUTION, 1787, Article I, Section 7, Paragraph 2 "If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law" Read how the Ten Commandments affected the views of America's leaders: "The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion" - John Adams, Nov. 4, 1816, letter to Thomas Jefferson. "The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days." - Harry S Truman, Feb. 15, 1950, Attorney General's Conference. See references to the Ten Commandments in court cases: "The Ten Commandments have had an immeasurable effect on Anglo-American legal development" - U.S. District Court, Crockett v. Sorenson, W.D. Va. (1983) "It is equally undeniable ...that the Ten Commandments have had a significant impact on the development of secular legal codes of the Western World." - U.S. Supreme Court, Stone v. Graham, (1980) (Rehnquist, J., dissenting) An ideal book forstudents, teachers, journalists, writers and those interested in researching the foundations of American law!

Inventing a Christian America

The Myth of the Religious Founding

Author: Fred H Paulus Professor of Law Affilliated Professor of History and Director of the Center for Religion Law and Democracy Steven K Green,Steven K. Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190675225

Category:

Page: 312

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Among the most enduring themes in American history is the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. A pervasive narrative in everything from school textbooks to political commentary, it is central to the way in which many Americans perceive the historical legacy of their nation. Yet, as Steven K. Green shows in this illuminating new book, it is little more than a myth. In Inventing a Christian America, Green, a leading historian of religion and politics, explores the historical record that is purported to support the popular belief in America's religious founding and status as a Christian nation. He demonstrates that, like all myths, these claims are based on historical "facts" that have been colored by the interpretive narratives that have been imposed upon them. In tracing the evolution of these claims and the evidence levied in support of them from the founding of the New England colonies, through the American Revolution, and to the present day, he investigates how they became leading narratives in the country's collective identity. Three critical moments in American history shaped and continue to drive the myth of a Christian America: the Puritan founding of New England, the American Revolution and the forging of a new nation, and the early years of the nineteenth century, when a second generation of Americans sought to redefine and reconcile the memory of the founding to match their religious and patriotic aspirations. Seeking to shed light not only on the veracity of these ideas but on the reasons they endure, Green ultimately shows that the notion of America's religious founding is a myth not merely in the colloquial sense, but also in a deeper sense, as a shared story that gives deeper meaning to our collective national identity. Offering a fresh look at one of the most common and contested claims in American history, Inventing a Christian America is an enlightening read for anyone interested in the story of-and the debate over-America's founding.

CSB Worldview Study Bible, Navy LeatherTouch

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433604345

Category: Bibles

Page: 2208

View: 1845

The CSB Worldview Study Bible features extensive worldview study notes and articles by notable Christian scholars to help Christians better understand the grand narrative and flow of Scripture within the biblical framework from which we are called to view reality and make sense of life and the world. Guided by general editors David S. Dockery and Trevin K. Wax, this Bible is an invaluable resource and study tool that will help you to discuss, defend, and clearly share with others the truth, hope, and practical compatibility of Christianity in everyday life. Features include: Extensive worldview study notes Over 130 articles written by more than 120 notable Christian scholars Center-column references Smyth-sewn binding Presentation page Two ribbon markers Two-piece gift box General Editors: David S. Dockery and Trevin Wax Associate Editors: Constantine R. Campbell, E. Ray Clendenen, Eric J. Tully Contributors include: David S. Dockery, Trevin K. Wax, Ray Van Neste, Kevin Chen, John Stonestreet, Ted Cabal, Darrell L. Bock, Mary J. Sharp, Carl R. Trueman, Bruce Riley Ashford, R. Albert Mohler Jr., William A. Dembski, Preben Vang, David K. Naugle, Jennifer A. Marshall, Aida Besancon Spencer, Paul Copan, Robert Smith Jr., Douglas Groothuis, Russell D. Moore, Mark A. Noll, Timothy George, Carla D. Sanderson, Kevin Smith, Gregory B. Forster, Choon Sam Fong, and more. The CSB Worldview Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

CSB Worldview Study Bible

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433604299

Category: Bibles

Page: 2208

View: 6868

The CSB Worldview Study Bible features extensive worldview study notes and articles by notable Christian scholars to help Christians better understand the grand narrative and flow of Scripture within the biblical framework from which we are called to view reality and make sense of life and the world. Guided by general editors David S. Dockery and Trevin K. Wax, this Bible is an invaluable resource and study tool that will help you to discuss, defend, and clearly share with others the truth, hope, and practical compatibility of Christianity in everyday life. Features include: Over 5,900 extensive worldview study notes Over 130 articles written by more than 120 notable Christian scholars Center-column references Smyth-sewn binding Presentation page Two ribbon markers Two-piece gift box General Editors: David S. Dockery and Trevin Wax Associate Editors: Constantine R. Campbell, E. Ray Clendenen, Eric J. Tully Contributors include: David S. Dockery, Trevin K. Wax, Ray Van Neste, Kevin Chen, John Stonestreet, Ted Cabal, Darrell L. Bock, Mary J. Sharp, Carl R. Trueman, Bruce Riley Ashford, R. Albert Mohler Jr., William A. Dembski, Preben Vang, David K. Naugle, Jennifer A. Marshall, Aida Besancon Spencer, Paul Copan, Robert Smith Jr., Douglas Groothuis, Russell D. Moore, Mark A. Noll, Timothy George, Carla D. Sanderson, Kevin Smith, Gregory B. Forster, Choon Sam Fong, and more. The CSB Worldview Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Set in Stone

America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments

Author: Jenna Weissman Joselit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190253193

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9300

The Ten Commandments need no introduction - what more is there to know about the divine dos and don'ts? According to Jenna Weissman Joselit's imaginative and vivid account, there's a lot more to this ancient biblical code than Moses and Mount Sinai. Situating the Ten Commandments within thecontext of modern America, Rock Solid takes the reader on a sweeping journey through history to reveal the surprising influence of the scriptural directives on the formation of America's national identity.Stripped of their sanctified context in the unpredictable terrain of the New World, the Commandments readily attracted intense, heated public debates, sending shockwaves through religious and secular cultures alike. When an exceedingly ancient version of the Ten Commandments - or so it was claimed -turned up on a boulder in central Ohio on the eve of the Civil War, they provoked wonder, pride and a whiff of mystery, too. In a different instance, the presence of a circularly shaped Ten Commandments in a stained glass window nearly split one New York synagogue congregation asunder. Still otherstories explore what happened when the Decalogue became the darling of Hollywood in the hands of director Cecil B. DeMille, or, in an equally startling turn, a handmaiden to therapy.Rich in story and inhabited by a lively cast of characters whose ranks include forgers and filmmakers, architects and archaeologists, ordinary citizens and politicians, Rock Solid compels us to take a closer look at the Ten Commandments and see them afresh. Through a series of deftly renderedvignettes, this compelling account recasts the cultural impact of the Ten Commandments in American society not as a legal code or theological imperative, but as a fertile repository of American history with a defining impact on the country's cultural imagination to the current day.

Lectures on Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Author: John Woodland Welch,Stephen J. Fleming

Publisher: Brigham Young University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 6559

Papers delivered while this Library of Congress exhibition (Religion and the Founding of the American Republic) was on display in Provo, Utah, during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Die Zehn Gebote

Author: Matthias Köckert

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406622771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8242

Die Zehn Gebote gehören zu den bekanntesten Texten der Bibel. Sie haben in der Kulturgeschichte tiefe Spuren hinterlassen. Ihnen verdanken sich unser Wochenrhythmus und der wöchentliche Ruhetag. Bis heute berufen sich Politiker auf dieses Grundgesetz der Menschheit. Matthias Köckert erklärt anschaulich, wie die Zehn Gebote entstanden sind und was ihr ursprünglicher Sinn war, und beschreibt ihre Wirkungsgeschichte in Judentum, Christentum und Islam.

Origin of the Centred Self?

Author: Glenda Jackson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493131117

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 3382

Our ability to live relationally while exercising free will has traditionally been a challenging conundrum. Philosophers and theorists have also recognised and yet struggled with what appear to be two selves: one self free to be open and expansive while the other trapping people into spiraling self-centred and destructive behaviour. Genesis 1-3 can be read as an explanation of the interlinked themes: God's type of government, the basis for free will, core themes in human identity, and the arrival and nature of the centred self. These concepts are traceable throughout the Bible and connect with our every day lives.

The Free American!

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservative literature

Page: N.A

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Hollywood v. Hard Core

How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry

Author: Jon Lewis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814729339

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 377

View: 1120

In 1972, The Godfather and Deep Throat were the two most popular films in the country. One, a major Hollywood studio production, the other an independently made "skin flick." At that moment, Jon Lewis asserts, the fate of the American film industry hung in the balance. Spanning the 20th century, Hollywood v. Hard Core weaves a gripping tale of censorship and regulation. Since the industry's infancy, film producers and distributors have publicly regarded ratings codes as a necessary evil. Hollywood regulates itself, we have been told, to prevent the government from doing it for them. But Lewis argues that the studios self-regulate because they are convinced it is good for business, and that censorship codes and regulations are a crucial part of what binds the various competing agencies in the film business together. Yet between 1968 and 1973 Hollywood films were faltering at the box office, and the major studios were in deep trouble. Hollywood's principal competition came from a body of independently produced and distributed films--from foreign art house film Last Tango in Paris to hard-core pornography like Behind the Green Door--that were at once disreputable and, for a moment at least, irresistible, even chic. In response, Hollywood imposed the industry-wide MPAA film rating system (the origins of the G, PG, and R designations we have today) that pushed sexually explicit films outside the mainstream, and a series of Supreme Court decisions all but outlawed the theatrical exhibition of hard core pornographic films. Together, these events allowed Hollywood to consolidate its iron grip over what films got made and where they were shown, thus saving it from financial ruin.

NIV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401680135

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

View: 7542

The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at www.seegodswordinaction.com.

Religion and the Law in America

An Encyclopedia of Personal Belief and Public Policy

Author: Scott A. Merriman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851098637

Category:

Page: N.A

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Seeds of Virtue and Knowledge

Author: Maryanne Cline Horowitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691044637

Category: Philosophy

Page: 373

View: 1464

In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking study, Maryanne Cline Horowitz explores the image and idea of the human mind as a garden: under the proper educational cultivation, the mind may nourish seeds of virtue and knowledge into the full flowering of human wisdom. This copiously illustrated investigation begins by examining the intellectual world of the Stoics, who originated the phrases "seeds of virtue" and "seeds of knowledge." Tracing the interrelated history of the Stoic cluster of epistemological images for natural law within humanity--reason, common notions, sparks, and seeds--Horowitz presents the distinctive versions within the competing movements of Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity, Augustinian and Thomist theologies, Christian mysticism and Kabbalah, and Erasmian Catholicism and the Lutheran Reformation. She demonstrates how the Ciceronian and Senecan analogies between horticulture and culture--basic to Italian Renaissance humanists, artists, and neo- Platonists--influence the emergence of emblems and essays among participants in the Northern Renaissance neo-Stoic movement. The Stoic metaphor is still visible today in ecumenical movements that use vegetative language to encourage the growth of shared values and to promote civic virtues: organizations disseminate information on nipping bad habits in the bud and on turning a new leaf. The author's evidence of illustrated pages from medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment texts will stimulate contemporary readers to evaluate her discovery of "the premodern scientific paradigm that the mind develops like a plant."

Religious Freedom Reporter

A Service of the Center for Law and Religious Freedom

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Freedom of religion

Page: N.A

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