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George Washington's sacred fire

Author: Peter A Lillback; Jerry Newcombe
Publisher: Bryn Mawr, Pa. : Providence Forum Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Dr. Lillback paints a picture of a man, who, faced with unprecedented challenges and circumstances, ultimately drew upon his persistent qualities of character--honesty, justice, equity, perserverance, piety, forgiveness, humility, and servant leadership, to become one of the most revered figures in world history."--Page 4 of cover
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Named Person: George Washington; George Washington; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Lillback; Jerry Newcombe
ISBN: 0978605268 9780978605261 097860525X 9780978605254
OCLC Number: 71226496
Description: 1187 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I: The controversy. Deism defined: shades of meaning, shading the truth ; Did Washington avoid the name of Jesus Christ?: addressing a fundamental argument --
pt. II: The historical background of George Washington. Washington's Virginia and the Anglican mission to the Indians ; George Washington's Virginian ancestors --
pt. III: The life of George Washington. The childhood of George Washington ; The Christian education of George Washington ; The personality of George Washington ; George Washington the soldier ; George Washington on character and honor ; The sacred fire of liberty: was George Washington a godly leader? ; George Washington's family life --
pt. IV: George Washington the churchman. The parishioner ; The vestryman ; The low churchman ; George Washington and the Bible ; The spirituality of George Washington ; George Washington and prayer ; Valley Forge: the crucible of Washington's "sacred cause" --
pt. V: The debate over George Washington and communion. Did Washington take communion? ; Shadow or substance?: putting Professor Boller's evidence for Washington's deism on trial ; The struggle for the Episcopal Church: Washington's non-communication and non-communion in Philadelphia --
pt. VI: George Washington the deist? George Washington and the Enlightenment ; George Washington and religious liberty: a Christian or deist idea? ; George Washington, member of the Masonic Order ; More objections to Washington the Christian: slaves, slander, passion, and Tripoli ; "Minds of peculiar structure": George Washington vs. deism --
pt. VII: George Washington the Christian. George Washington's god: religion, reason, and philosophy ; Washington and the Doctrine of providence ; George Washington's Christian worldview ; The gospel according to George Washington ; George Washington and forgiveness: a consideration of the historicity of two classic Washington anecdotes on forgiveness ; George Washington's clergy and their sermons. George Washington on heaven and eternal life ; The revenge of Parson Weems: Washington's unparalleled praise for an unexpected person --
Conclusion: George Washington's sacred fire --
Appendices. The rules of civility and decent behavior in company and conversion ; Representative Biblical quotations and allusions used by George Washington ; George Washington's written prayers ; George Washington's "daily sacrifice prayers" or "the spurious prayers" ; A summary of Washington's most important sermons ; Abiel Leonard's prayer ; Sermon by the Reverend Bryan Lord Fairfax ; The wisdom of George Washington ; George Washington and the Anglican theology of latitudinarianism ; Tributes to Washington by his contemporaries: his Christian faith, striking appearance, and moral character.
Responsibility: Peter A. Lillback with Jerry Newcombe.


George Washington set the cornerstone for what would become one of the most prosperous and free nations in the history of civilization. This book presents a man driven by the highest of ideals and  Read more...
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"Dr. Lillback buries the myth that Washington was an unbeliever, at most a 'deist', under an avalanche of facts." - Robert P. George, Princeton University, author Clash of Orthodoxies "Secular Read more...

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