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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
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"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.

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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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