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America on trial : a defense of the founding / Robert R. Reilly ; with a foreword by Larry P. Arnn.

Author/creator Reilly, Robert R., 1946- author.
Other author/creatorArnn, Larry P., 1952- writer of foreword.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2020]
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxvi, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Abstract The Founding of the American Republic is on trial. Critics say it was a poison pill with a time-release formula; we are its victims. Its principles are responsible for the country's moral and social disintegration because they were based on the Enlightenment falsehood of radical individual autonomy. In this well-researched book, Robert Reilly declares: not guilty. To prove his case, he traces the lineage of the ideas that made the United States, and its ordered liberty, possible. These concepts were extraordinary when they first burst upon the ancient world: the Judaic oneness of God, who creates ex nihilo and imprints his image on man; the Greek rational order of the world based upon the Reason behind it; and the Christian arrival of that Reason (Logos) incarnate in Christ. These may seem a long way from the American Founding, but Reilly argues that they are, in fact, its bedrock.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formEarly works.
ISBN1586179489 (hardback)
ISBN9781586179489 (hardback)

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