The Political Philosophy of James Madison - The Political Philosophy of the American Founders (Paperback)Garrett Ward Sheldon (author)
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
Garrett Ward Sheldon argues that James Madison's political beliefs were heavily influenced by his religious beliefs. Sheldon goes so far as to say that Madison's political beliefs cannot be understood at all apart from his theology. To make this argument, Sheldon describes Madison's Calvinist upbringing and education and shows how this background provided the basis for his political ideas throughout his life, from the Revolutionary period through the nullification debates after his presidency... As an account of the link between Madison's religion and his political beliefs, the book is illuminating and persuasive. -- Karen S. Hoffman * Presidential Studies Quarterly *
This book provides a clear, sympathetic summary of the intellectual origins of much of the constitutional structure that continues to frame American political life. * Choice *
[Sheldon] does an excellent job of synthesizing and reconciling recent scholarship on Madison. -- Stuart Leibiger * William and Mary Quarterly *
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