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The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States

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This monumental work by Benjamin Morris documents the extensive and essential Christian contribution to the development of the United States of America.
Hardcover, 1060 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by American Vision Press (first published 1864)
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Rob
This book is fascinating. What a fine collection of the founding of the United States.
Compare modern America to the Founding Father's and you will see that the apple has fallen VERY FAR from the tree. Very few Americans would honestly consider themselves Christians after seeing the piety and Christian devotion of the founders of our great land. Shame on us for failing to teach these things to our children and hold ourselves to these same high and noble ideals.

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Argin Gerigorian
Ben. Morris' magnum opus is a well documented book with tons of citations validating the position he is arguing for, which is a Christian America, or at the very least the influence of Christianity in our nation's political birth.

Morris traces his theory back to the Reformation and even writes, quoting Bancroft, "He that will not honor the memory and respect the influence of Calvin knows but little of the origin of American liberty." (pg. 79) Thus we see that the Reformation was the foundation
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Bob Mullins
Sometime tough reading in the text and verbiage of 1853. However there are many amazingly wonderful writen words in a style long gone that will be found here.

Historical details are priceless for understanding our early citizens serving in Congress, all the way back to Washington. Our country's Christian origins and foundations are undeniable in the massive presentation of actual documents, letters and notes.

There is a lack of footnotes/endnotes. However much was taken from works of the time and
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Arjelia
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Thus far, this is a fascinating read, it definitely makes you think about the pacifist tendencies that are displayed by Christians today. This book is challenging and puts the blame of our current political climate squarely on Christians, due to the lack of attention to political matters that they have. The Christian values that this country was founded upon has made this the country what it is and the lack of holding those principles up, has produced the U.S.A. that we now have.

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Mark
Great Book. A must read for every American~
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