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Author: Andrew Fitzpatrick

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Preparing the Kingdom of God on Earth

 

Nearing and after the turn of the 20th century, advocacy of eugenics was starting to take shape in Europe and the United States.  Controlled selective breeding was regarded by many as a way to improve humanity.  A religious debate ensued in the public square as Darwin’s theory of evolution was being appl . . .

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John Dewey Envisions a Manufactured Will of the Populous

 

John Dewey, sometimes referred to as the “modern father of experimental education,” espoused some interesting philosophies which are employed in our modern-day educational systems and texts.

He saw education as the preferred method of socialization, a process, “continually shaping the individual’s powers, saturating his consciousness, forming his habits, training his ideas . . .

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Madison’s Warnings

 

 

Caution of faction and its remedies were not the sum of Madison’s concerns regarding the new republic.  Like most of the Founders, Madison sought a general (federal) government only able to exercise authority granted it by the states and the people respectively.  The ability to determine and re-determine the definition of “the general welfare” by Congress brought th . . .

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Franklin on Faith

 

Within the writings and speeches of the founders, we can see the importance most of them placed in faith and religion; including Benjamin Franklin, who is not renowned for his religious practices or beliefs,

In a 1757 letter to Read More

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The Proposals of a 13th Century Christian Philosopher

The Founding Fathers of the United States were given the unenviable task of creating a governmental system that was familiar enough to the citizens, yet unique in its balance so as to create a delicate, but lasting institution.

While classically educated and still thinking in European terms, they may have drawn from various philosophers of Europe.

One such philosopher to which they may h . . .