Start Date

9-4-2021 3:15 PM

End Date

9-4-2021 4:50 PM

Disciplines

Political History | United States History

Subjects

Religion and politics -- United States -- History, United States -- Religion, United States -- Politics and government -- History, Presidents -- United States -- Religion, Language and languages -- Religious aspects

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Abstract: The United States is not a theocratic county, yet the importance of, and the emphasis on, religion are a quintessential part of understanding American politics and society. This paper explores the way former presidents of the United States treated and spoke of religion(s) has changed during the history of the nation. In order to discover the role and impact of religion in American history I will analyze a selection of various types of writings of the presidents such as formal letters to Congress or the American people, inauguration remarks, official statements, and other speeches from as early as George Washington to Jimmy Carter.

PART OF SESSION 4B. THEOLOGICAL POLITICS

Comment: Elizabeth M. Swedo, Western Oregon University
Chair: J. William T. Youngs, Eastern Washington University

Jonathan R. Hayes, Gonzaga University, undergraduate student
“After Aidan: Irish Peregrini and English Ethnogenesis from Aldhelm to Boniface”

Chancellor T. Jenniges, Eastern Washington University, undergraduate student
“The Significance of Oomoto: Why Imperialization of Japan led to an Alternative Religion”

Shinjin Lee, Brigham Young University-Idaho, undergraduate student
“Religious Language and the American Presidency”

Sydney E. Rue, Portland State University, undergraduate student
“The Watchman: Charles Chauncy’s Defense of the New England Clerical Establishment during the Great Awakening

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Religious Language and the American Presidency

Abstract: The United States is not a theocratic county, yet the importance of, and the emphasis on, religion are a quintessential part of understanding American politics and society. This paper explores the way former presidents of the United States treated and spoke of religion(s) has changed during the history of the nation. In order to discover the role and impact of religion in American history I will analyze a selection of various types of writings of the presidents such as formal letters to Congress or the American people, inauguration remarks, official statements, and other speeches from as early as George Washington to Jimmy Carter.

PART OF SESSION 4B. THEOLOGICAL POLITICS

Comment: Elizabeth M. Swedo, Western Oregon University
Chair: J. William T. Youngs, Eastern Washington University

Jonathan R. Hayes, Gonzaga University, undergraduate student
“After Aidan: Irish Peregrini and English Ethnogenesis from Aldhelm to Boniface”

Chancellor T. Jenniges, Eastern Washington University, undergraduate student
“The Significance of Oomoto: Why Imperialization of Japan led to an Alternative Religion”

Shinjin Lee, Brigham Young University-Idaho, undergraduate student
“Religious Language and the American Presidency”

Sydney E. Rue, Portland State University, undergraduate student
“The Watchman: Charles Chauncy’s Defense of the New England Clerical Establishment during the Great Awakening