Wall of Misconception: Does the Separation of Church and State Mean the Separation of God and Government? (2nd Ed.)

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  • 223 Pages
  • Publisher: Providence Forum Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • ISBN: SLILLBPEAWALLOFMISCONCEPTIOND9780984765485

Wall of Misconception: Does the Separation of Church and State Mean the Separation of God and Government? (2nd Ed.)

Lillback, Peter A.

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The "wall of separation between church and state" is a phrase not found anywhere in the Constitution, but activists judges have recklessly used that phrase to stamp out public religious expression. As Senator Rick Santorum states in the foreward, "Dr. Lillback shows, as simple historical matter, our founders were more than willing to accommodate religious expression and symbols in th epublic square. Indeed, in word and deed they encouraged it. That is why Justice William Rehnquist was right to declare over two decades ago...that, 'The "wall of separation between church and state" is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.'...The fundamental problem, as Dr. Lillback suggests, are activist judges willing to impose their own ideological understanding of the proper relation between religion and public."

Wall of Misconception counters the claims that Christianity must only reside in the walls of the church by pointing to America's Founding Fathers and historical documents that prove Christianity's incontrovertible influence on our nation at large.

About the Author

Peter A. Lillback , PhD, is the president of The Providence Forum and president of Westminster Theological Seminary, where he is also Professor of Historical Theology. Dr. Lillback received a PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BA from Cedarville University in Ohio. He is the author of George Washington's Sacred Fire, George Washington & Israel, Lessons on Liberty, The Binding of God: Calvin s Role in the Development of Covenant Theology, Freedom s Holy Light With a Firm Reliance on Divine Providence, and Proclaim Liberty: A Broken Bell Rings Freedom to the World.

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Publisher's Description

The "wall of separation between church and state" is a phrase not found anywhere in the Constitution, but activists judges have recklessly used that phrase to stamp out public religious expression. As Senator Rick Santorum states in the foreward, "Dr. Lillback shows, as simple historical matter, our founders were more than willing to accommodate religious expression and symbols in th epublic square. Indeed, in word and deed they encouraged it. That is why Justice William Rehnquist was right to declare over two decades ago...that, 'The "wall of separation between church and state" is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.'...The fundamental problem, as Dr. Lillback suggests, are activist judges willing to impose their own ideological understanding of the proper relation between religion and public."

Wall of Misconception counters the claims that Christianity must only reside in the walls of the church by pointing to America's Founding Fathers and historical documents that prove Christianity's incontrovertible influence on our nation at large.

About the Author

Peter A. Lillback , PhD, is the president of The Providence Forum and president of Westminster Theological Seminary, where he is also Professor of Historical Theology. Dr. Lillback received a PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BA from Cedarville University in Ohio. He is the author of George Washington's Sacred Fire, George Washington & Israel, Lessons on Liberty, The Binding of God: Calvin s Role in the Development of Covenant Theology, Freedom s Holy Light With a Firm Reliance on Divine Providence, and Proclaim Liberty: A Broken Bell Rings Freedom to the World.

  • Cover Type:
  • 223 Pages
  • Publisher: Providence Forum Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • ISBN: SLILLBPEAWALLOFMISCONCEPTIOND9780984765485