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dc.contributor.authorGregory, Quinton
dc.date2014-05-02
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T18:42:48Z
dc.date.available2015-01-07T18:42:48Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier212en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/7323
dc.description.abstractIn this project, I will analyze the foundation of the United States of America in terms of the role played by the Christian religion, and whether our nation was intended to be "Christian" in any legal sense. I will primarily analyze the Constitution as a rhetorical document: the set of values it establishes for the nation, what it says about religion and its role in our nation/government, any undertones (legal or moral) that may ring of Christianity, etc. I will look at two U.S. Supreme Court cases in order to see where our nation's highest court stands on the issue of Church and State mixing. I will also analyze the personal beliefs, writings and political activities of five the men who founded our nation--James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. Lastly, I will look at a film, Jesus Camp, in order to discuss some of the rhetoric of those who claim that America is in every sense a Christian nation. The purpose of this project will be to create as definitive a claim as possible that the United States is in no way a Christian nation, in legal terms, nor should it be considered thus.
dc.titleIs America A Christian Nation? An Argument For A Legally Secular State
etd.degree.departmentEnglish
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.collegeJohn V. Roach Honors College
local.departmentEnglish


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