Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed., Encyclopedia of Protestantism (London/New York: Routledge, 2004), 1509-1518
16 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2019
Date Written: 2004
This Article offers a capacious definition of politics and religion and then reviews selectively (1) some of the early modern European models of politics born of the Protestant Reformation; and (2) the transplantation and adaptation of some of these Protestant models in American history.
Keywords: Politics, constitution, rule of law, democracy, Reformation, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, Anglicanism, medieval canon law, United States Constitution, First Amendment, religious freedom, establishment of religion
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