Thumpin' It

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Westminster John Knox Press

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Thumpin' it: the use and abuse of the Bible in today's presidential politics

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Perfectly timed for the 2008 presidential season, this new book on how politicians use the Bible is unique in that it is written by an academic (Jewish civilization, Georgetown Univ.; The Secular ... Read full review

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Page 30 - Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Page 23 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Page 19 - Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes.
Page 9 - The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.

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