So Help Me God

The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom

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Author: Roy Moore,John Perry

Publisher: Wnd Books

ISBN: 9781935071228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

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In his first overseas trip as president, Barack Obama assured other nations that America is not a Christian nation. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore begs to differ. Moore, who rose to national prominence when he disobeyed the order of a federal judge to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from his courthouse, makes the compelling case that the state must acknowledge the moral principles on which America was founded and that it is not illegal to do so. While the separation of church and state may be a credible and legitimate tenet, it has been misconstrued and abused during the last 40 years. Moore swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. His critics, both within conservative circles and without, have maintained that he violated the law by disobeying. But Moore argues that those who ordered him to violate his oath in fact broke the law. So Help Me God articulates why Moore believes elected and appointed government officials have the right and the obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government.

Summary: So Help Me God

Review and Analysis of Judge Roy Moore's Book

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Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511001632

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Judge Roy Moore's book: “So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny and the Battle for Religious Freedom”. This complete summary of "So Help Me God" by Roy Moore, a prominent American judge and Republican politician, presents his explanation of the reasoning behind the decision to refuse the order of a federal judge to remove a Ten Commandment monument from the Alabama state court. He argues that government officials have the right and the obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government and jurisprudence. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how religion plays a key part in the basis of the American government and judicial system • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "So Help Me God" and discover America's origins as a Christian nation and how state and church should perhaps not be obligated to separate in some circumstances.

Reaping the Whirlwind

Liberal Democracy and the Religious Axis

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Author: John R. Pottenger

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014049

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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As early as the sixteenth century the liberal democratic state has been forced to confront the question of religion in politics. The result has been a tense and uncomfortable balancing act. Today, in the public square of liberal democracy, a number of religious confessions and beliefs compete for attention. In the American experience, some sense of religious pluralism and relative social harmony has been maintained. However, for this relationship to prevail, a tension must continue to exist—one that balances the political and social pursuits of self-interest with meeting the objectives of the common good. In Reaping the Whirlwind, John R. Pottenger shows how this process began in the modern world, and how societies attempt to manage this ongoing conflict. The first part of the book lays the groundwork of his analysis by using examples from history to demonstrate the genesis of political and religious "whirlwinds." It goes on to explore contemporary case studies, such as conflicts between Mormons and Evangelicals in the United States, liberation theology in Latin America, Islam and the state in Uzbekistan, and radical Christian reconstructionism. Pottenger believes that the formal institutions of liberal democracy should maintain this turbulence, even as religious activism threatens to upset the balance. He concludes by advocating religious liberty and recognizing the individual and social need for expression. At the same time, he maintains that the survival of liberal democracy requires that these religious traditions not dominate the public sphere.

Blueprint for Theocracy

The Christian Right's Vision for America

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Author: James C. Sanford

Publisher: Metacomet Books

ISBN: 0974704296

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This investigation sheds new light on the confrontational stance the religious right has taken toward contemporary America by examining the nature and origins of its highly charged ideas. It traces its belief system, commonly called the "Christian Worldview," to four Christian thinkers (Abraham Kuyper, Cornelius Van Til, Rousas John Rushdoony, and Francis Schaeffer) known for their anti-modernist, authoritarian, and in some cases, openly theocratic ideas. Although virtually unknown to most Americans, these men have been treated like patron saints by the religious right. Their ideas, seriously discussed within the movement and codified in Christian Worldview documents during the 1980s, have been widely disseminated to followers through textbooks and seminars, evolving over time into standard talking points. The book then examines how the ideology buttresses the movement's controversial, right-wing agenda. It explores how the Christian Worldview advances a concept of "total truth" that is unique to biblical Christians and enables them to redefine freedom, law, government, and even history and science, in their own infallible terms. A vision for the future and plan of action are formed on the basis of these certainties. The book concludes by discussing the danger the ideology poses to pluralist society and offers intelligent ways of confronting it.

God's Own Country

Religion and Politics in the USA

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Author: Stephen Bates

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444703536

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Right-wing evangelical Christianity has come to dominate American political and social life in recent years, dividing the country and sparking cultural and moral battles. High politics and low tactics frame a fierce debate which goes much further back in the country's history than the accession of George W. Bush in 2001. It's a battle that sears America's soul and affects the world. In this book Stephen Bates explains why what happens in the Bible Belt matters to us and how there are those who hope to export the battle to Britain. American fundamentalist religion has the potential to impact on crucial and acutely dangerous areas of the world. Its priorities are often arcane and sometimes weird. But it is already affecting American government policy at home and abroad: not least in Israel and the Middle East. How is religion affecting the current presidential elections and where will America's battle for its soul take the world next?

Culture Wars

An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

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Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765622505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

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A collection of letters from a cross-section of Japanese citizens to a leading Japanese newspaper, relating their experiences and thoughts of the Pacific War.

God in Public

Four Ways American Christianity and Public Life Relate

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Author: Mark G. Toulouse

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664229131

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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In this important study, Mark Toulouse maps the ambiguous landscape between American Christianity and American public life. Built on an extensive study of religious periodical literature since the mid-1950s and on an analysis of landmark events in American history, Toulouse develops an insightful typology for understanding how Americans have related their Christian faith to public life. For Toulouse, the relationship between American Christianity and American public life exists in four styles of interaction--iconic faith, priestly faith, the public Christian, and the public church--with each model appearing in various forms across the terrain of American history. Carefully examined and accessibly written, this study is sure to generate discussion and bring clarity to the many ambiguities and diversities that continue to mark American Christianity.

The Religious Right

A Reference Handbook

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Author: Glenn H. Utter,John Woodrow Storey

Publisher: Grey House Pub

ISBN: 9781592371136

Category: Political Science

Page: 503

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Examines Christian conservatives' role in American life and politics, in a work featuring biographical profiles, survey data, primary documents, and a directory of organizations that support and oppose the religious right.

Culture Wars: M - Z

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Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780765617613

Category: Culture conflict

Page: 724

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Although openness and inclusion are cornerstones of life in the United States, intolerance and reactionary politics are also very real. As the nation prepares to elect a new president, "The Culture Wars" addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy.Featuring hundreds of A-Z entries and numerous photos, the set examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades. It details hot-button topics as well as the role of the media in defining and shaping these issues - everything from abortion, the Christian Coalition, the environmental movement, feminism, and gay rights, to illegal aliens, pornography, stem-cell research, Watergate, and zero tolerance.

The Merits of Memory

Concepts, Contexts, Debates

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Author: Hans-Jürgen Grabbe,Sabine Schindler

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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Papers presented at an international conference held in June 2005 in Wittenberg, Germany.

Intelligence Report

A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hate crimes

Page: N.A

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Gewalt als Gottesdienst

Religionskriege im Zeitalter der Globalisierung

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Author: Hans Gerhard Kippenberg

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406494666

Category: Globalization

Page: 272

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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