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Faith And The Presidency From George Washington To George W Bush

Author : Gary Scott Smith
ISBN : 0198041152
Genre : Religion
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In the wake of the 2004 election, pundits were shocked at exit polling that showed that 22% of voters thought 'moral values' was the most important issue at stake. People on both sides of the political divide believed this was the key to victory for George W. Bush, who professes a deep and abiding faith in God. While some fervent Bush supporters see him as a man chosen by God for the White House, opponents see his overt commitment to Christianity as a dangerous and unprecedented bridging of the gap between church and state. In fact, Gary Scott Smith shows, none of this is new. Religion has been a major part of the presidency since George Washington's first inaugural address. Despite the mounting interest in the role of religion in American public life, we actually know remarkably little about the faith of our presidents. Was Thomas Jefferson an atheist, as his political opponents charged? What role did Lincoln's religious views play in his handling of slavery and the Civil War? How did born-again Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter lose the support of many evangelicals? Was George W. Bush, as his critics often claimed, a captive of the religious right? In this fascinating book, Smith answers these questions and many more. He takes a sweeping look at the role religion has played in presidential politics and policies. Drawing on extensive archival research, Smith paints compelling portraits of the religious lives and presidencies of eleven chief executives for whom religion was particularly important. Faith and the Presidency meticulously examines what each of its subjects believed and how those beliefs shaped their presidencies and, in turn, the course of our history.

The Faith Of George W Bush

Author : Stephen Mansfield
ISBN : 0739439405
Genre : Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
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Explore the religious ideals that drive the policies and politics of George W. Bush as president and that privately shape him as a man.

A Man Of Faith

Author : David Aikman
ISBN : 9781418516390
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of faith...a conservative Christian who has brought the power of prayer and the search for God's will into the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a bedrock of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history. According to Newsweek magazine, "This presidency is the most resolutely faith based in modern times. An enterprise founded, supported and guided by trust in the temporal and spiritual power of God." David Aikman, skilled journalist and former senior correspondent for TIME magazine, pens this dramatic and gripping account of Bush's journey to faith. Based on interviews and behind-the-scenes stories, you'll learn how... His life changed after a conversation with Billy Graham on the beach at Kennebunkport He walked away from alcoholism toward a new destiny The events following 9/11 caused many to view him as God's chosen man for this critical time in history His decision to go to war with Iraq became the ultimate test of his faith A Man of Faith...an intimate look at how Bush's spiritual life has impacted his presidency, the nation, and the world.

Of Little Faith

Author : Amy E. Black
ISBN : 1589013824
Genre : Religion
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George W. Bush had planned to swear his oath of office with his hand on the Masonic Bible used by both his father and George Washington, however, due to the inclement weather, a family Bible was substituted. Almost immediately on taking office, President Bush made passage of "faith-based initiatives"—the government funding of religious charitable groups—a legislative priority. However, "inclement" weather storm-tossed his hopes for faith-based initiatives as well. What happened? Why did these initiatives, which began with such vigor and support from a popular president, fail? And what does this say about the future role of religious faith in American public life? Amy Black, Douglas Koopman, and David Ryden—all prominent political scientists—utilize a framework that takes the issue through all three branches of government and analyzes it through three very specific lenses: a public policy lens, a political party lens, and a lens of religion in the public square. Drawing on dozens of interviews with key figures in Washington, the authors tell a compelling story, revealing the evolution of the Bush faith-based strategy from his campaign for the presidency through congressional votes to the present. They show how political rhetoric, infighting, and poor communication shipwrecked Bush's efforts to fundamentally alter the way government might conduct social services. The authors demonstrate the lessons learned, and propose a more fruitful, effective way to go about such initiatives in the future.

George W Bush On God And Country

Author : George Walker Bush
ISBN : WISC:89095958732
Genre : Political Science
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This remarkable compilation gives readers portions of every address Bush has given in public life about faith in God, his commitment to life and freedom, patriotism, and his hope in the American people.

Wozu Um Alles In Der Welt Lebe Ich

Author : Rick Warren
ISBN : 9783961222162
Genre : Religion
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Dieses kleine Buch gibt Antwort auf die drei großen Fragen, die uns alle beschäftigen: Die Frage nach der Existenz (Warum lebe ich überhaupt?). Die Frage nach der Bedeutung (Kann ich mit meinem Leben etwas bewegen?). Die Frage nach dem Sinn (Was ist das Ziel meines Lebens?). Wenn Sie Sinn und Ziel Ihres Lebens kennen, wird dies Ihr Leben vereinfachen, Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihrem Alltag Sinn und Ihrer Zukunft Hoffnung geben. Entdecken Sie die Grundgedanken des Weltbestsellers Leben mit Vision, die schon Millionen von Menschenleben auf der ganzen Welt verändert haben!

Faith Based Initiatives And The Bush Administration

Author : Jo Renee Formicola
ISBN : 0742523055
Genre : Political Science
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In this textbook noted scholars Jo Renee Formicola and Mary C. Segers analyze the administration's initiative from three distinct dimensions.

L Macht Und Terror

Author : Craig Unger
ISBN : 3492244572
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Öl, Macht und Terror: Craig Ungers jahrzehntelange Recherchen über die Verbindungen zwischen den Sauds und den Bushs liefern den schockierenden Beweis, daß die geheimen Beziehungen der beiden berühmten Familien dem Zeitalter des Terrors den Weg bereitet und der Tragödie vom 11. September Vorschub geleistet haben. Eine bestürzende Lektüre, die den Präsidenten-Clan von seiner gefährlichen Seite zeigt. >Amerika und die ganze Welt danken Craig Unger für seine klare und präzise Dokumentation der tiefen Verstrickungen des innersten Kreises um Präsident Bush mit den brutalen saudischen Diktatoren.

Der Angriff

Author : Bob Woodward
ISBN : 3421057877
Genre : Intervention (International law)
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Woodwards Recherchen ergaben, daß Bush an großen Teilen seiner Regierung vorbei schon im Dezember 2001 die Planungen für den Irak-Krieg in Auftrag gab. Er beschreibt zudem, wie kontrovers innerhalb der Bush-Administration um die Frage nach einem Krieg gegen den Irak gerungen wurde, wie groß die Meinungsunterschiede zwischen Außenminister Colin Powell und Verteidigungsminister Richard Cheney waren. Außerdem stützt Bob Woodward den Vorwurf, die Regierung habe sich erst nach dem 11. September um die Bekämpfung der Terrororganisation al-Qaida gekümmert, da sie bis dahin nur auf den Sturz Saddam Husseins fixiert gewesen ist.

The George W Bush Presidency

Author : Fred I. Greenstein
ISBN : 9780801881510
Genre : Political Science
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