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The Resource The Declaration of Independence and God : self-evident truths in American law, Owen Anderson, Arizona State University

The Declaration of Independence and God : self-evident truths in American law, Owen Anderson, Arizona State University

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The Declaration of Independence and God : self-evident truths in American law
Title
The Declaration of Independence and God
Title remainder
self-evident truths in American law
Statement of responsibility
Owen Anderson, Arizona State University
Title variation
The Declaration of Independence & God
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Self-evident truths' was a profound concept used by the drafters of the American Declaration of Independence to insist on their rights and freedom from oppressive government. How did this Enlightenment notion of self-evident human rights come to be used in this historic document and what is its true meaning? In The Declaration of Independence and God, Owen Anderson traces the concept of a self-evident creator through America's legal history. Starting from the Declaration of Independence, Anderson considers both challenges to belief in God from thinkers like Thomas Paine and American Darwinists, as well as modifications to the concept of God by theologians like Charles Finney and Paul Tillich. Combining history, philosophy and law in a unique focus, this book opens exciting new avenues for the study of America's legal history
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Anderson, Owen J
Index
index present
LC call number
KF358
LC item number
.A53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • United States.
  • Religion and law
Label
The Declaration of Independence and God : self-evident truths in American law, Owen Anderson, Arizona State University
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The formula of the Declaration of Independence : epistemology, metaphysics, ethics -- Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine -- The reformed influence on common sense philosophy -- Common sense and self-evident in law -- Intuition and the self-evident in law -- Naturalism, Darwinism, the self-evident, and law -- Revivalism, new religious movements, and law -- Liberal theology and legal transformations -- Secular and religious goods in the twentieth century -- Building on past insights : a philosophy of history
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316104682
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Declaration of Independence and God : self-evident truths in American law, Owen Anderson, Arizona State University
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formula of the Declaration of Independence : epistemology, metaphysics, ethics -- Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine -- The reformed influence on common sense philosophy -- Common sense and self-evident in law -- Intuition and the self-evident in law -- Naturalism, Darwinism, the self-evident, and law -- Revivalism, new religious movements, and law -- Liberal theology and legal transformations -- Secular and religious goods in the twentieth century -- Building on past insights : a philosophy of history
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316104682
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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