America Unfounded
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Religion and Politics
American Founding

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America Unfounded: The Emancipation of Nature’s God. (2020). The Political Science Reviewer, 43(2), 487-510.


Whatever debate there may be over the question whether liberalism, the political philosophy of modernity, is hospitable to religion would seem to be settled by the opening paragraph of what may reasonably be considered liberalism’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, authored in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson on behalf of what was to be the new American people.

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