Political Danger

Written by James Renwick Willson, Edited by Gordon J. Keddie Author James R. Willson (1780-1853) was a Reformed Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and seminary professor known for his politico-religious activism and philanthropic efforts. His book Political Danger presents a number of his essays (many never published before) written between 1809-1838. Though these articles address...

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Written by James Renwick Willson, Edited by Gordon J. Keddie

Author James R. Willson (1780-1853) was a Reformed Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and seminary professor known for his politico-religious activism and philanthropic efforts. His book Political Danger presents a number of his essays (many never published before) written between 1809-1838. Though these articles address the political controversies of the time, they are nevertheless remarkably compelling and fresh today.

Readers of this book will find the following:

–Evidence that not all Presbyterians were complicit with slavery and that some, in fact, were vehemently opposed to it.

–A demonstration of the traditionally Calvinist doctrine of the Mediatorial Kingship of Christ over nations, and the practical political expressions of that doctrine.

–Proof that although Willson was in favor of a Christian nation, he was aware of and argued that the United States was built on consciously non-Christian foundations.

–A discussion of issues on the separation of church and state, such as civil Sabbath observance and Deist objections to prayer in the State Assembly.

Hardcover, 456 pages, illustrations, notes, Willson Annotated Bibliography

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