Publication Date

3-1991

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Comments

Originally published in: Antithesis, II, 2 (March/April 1991): 23-29. Research done under a Wilbur Foundation grant.

Abstract

The religious underpinnings of American political and legal institutions have been duly noted by legal scholars, historians, judges, politicians, and clergymen alike. Church polities provided models not only for colonial civil governments but also for the present constitutional system.