Bonds of affection

civic charity and the making of America--Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln

By Holland, Matthew F.

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ISBN
978-1-58901-183-0
Publisher
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2007.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 15, 2007

In a thoughtful and carefully crafted book, Holland (political science, Brigham Young Univ.) argues that civic charity is an important, if unappreciated, component of America's political culture. He meticulously traces the biblical tradition of Christian charity, agape, and how the idea or value of charity made its way into American political life. In charity's transition from a religious to a civic value, it becomes civic charity. Civic ch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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