George Washington s Sacred Fire

George Washington s Sacred Fire

Uses Washington's writings, journals, letters, and manuscripts to examine the religious views of George Washington.

Author: Peter A. Lillback

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ISBN: 0978605268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Uses Washington's writings, journals, letters, and manuscripts to examine the religious views of George Washington.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

George Washington s Religion

George Washington s Religion

George Washington, “Prayer for Guidance,” July 17, 1783. Johnson, Washington's Prayer Journal, 122. Ps 113:3 (KJV). Johnson, Washington's Prayer Journal, 122. Lillback and Newcombe, George Washington's Sacred Fire, 83.

Author: Stephen J. Vicchio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532688393

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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In this book, Professor Stephen Vicchio gives a comprehensive analysis of the religious beliefs of the first president of the United States, George Washington. After discussing Washington’s early religious life in the Anglican and Episcopal churches, Professor Vicchio goes on to analyze Washington’s views on God, the Bible, religious toleration, ethics and virtue, prayer, and whether or not America was established as a Christian nation, as well as his understanding of the problem of evil and the afterlife.
Categories: Religion

George Washington

George Washington

Boller, Paul, George Washington & Religion, Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1963, ISBN 0-87074-021-0 ... Michigan: Mott Media 1919, 1976) • Lillback, Peter, George Washington's Sacred Fire (Providence Forum, 2006).

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George Washington s Leadership Lessons

George Washington s Leadership Lessons

Fortune, Washington's aspiration to, 19–20 France, 60. ... 82,92–93 George Washington Club, 3 George Washington's Birthday, xiii, 15–16 George Washington's Sacred Fire (Lillback), 104 Gesturing, 119 Giannini, Amadeo, 115–116 Gibbs, ...

Author: James Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118039068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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From James Rees, Executive Director of Mount Vernon, comes anenlightening guide to the leadership wisdom of America's first great leader. George Washington was more than just an inspiring battlefield commander; he was critical to the founding and success of the United States ofAmerica. His leadership, his vision, and his courage united a war-torncountry and set the United States on the path to greatness. Washington's historic contribution to this nation--his leadership and his character--are as relevant and valuable today as they have ever been. This book reveals Washington's character, his leadership, his vision, and most surprising of all, his business skills and acumen. Most people aren't awarethat Washington, while all of the above, was also a successful businessman and visionary entrepreneur. Exhibiting qualities sorely lacking in so many of our political and business leaders today, Washington remained steadfastly honest and ethical,following guiding principles that would benefit leaders around the world. George Washington's Leadership Lessons reveals a man of true character,worthy of emulation not just in the realm of politics and war, but in allleadership positions.
Categories: Business & Economics

Confidence and Character

Confidence and Character

Washington to George Washington Parke Custis, January 7, 1798, in ibid., 2:4. 593. Washington to George ... Thompson, Good Providence, 33–35; Lillback and Newcombe, Sacred Fire, 108; Novak and Novak, Washington's God, 216. 600.

Author: James A. Pingel II

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877590

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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His birthday was once celebrated as a national holiday and his portrait once adorned the walls of almost every classroom in the United States. He was a victorious Revolutionary War general, a crucial influence in the creation of the Constitution, and the first President of the United States. Today, unfortunately, many only know America's first hero and the "Father of His Country" as a slaveholder with wooden teeth or as the somber-looking man on the one-dollar bill. To many, he remains a distant, mysterious, and unapproachable figure from a day long gone. The truth about George Washington, however, is much different. He was America's most successful, venerated, and indispensable founding father. So who was this man? What made him such a singularly successful leader? What lessons can be learned from his life? Confidence and Character: The Religious Life of George Washington examines religion's impact on the private and public man. Too often ignored, underemphasized, suppressed, or distorted, Washington's religious faith fundamentally inspired and nurtured his worldview, vocational performance, and leadership. This is the Washington we need to get to know and learn from, even today.
Categories: Religion

American Holy Days

American Holy Days

Rediscovering George Washington: Founding Father. new york: simon & schuster, 1996 chernow, ron. ... Seven Volumes by Douglas Southall Freeman. new york: charles scribner's sons, 1968 lillback, Peter A. George Washington's Sacred Fire.

Author: Boardman W. Kathan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532614552

Category: History

Page: 214

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In times of stress and conflict the celebration of patriotic holidays can bring us together. These ten chapters examine the traditional national holidays of the United States of America—plus Flag Day and Constitution Day—by presenting the persons and events they commemorate, which have shaped American history and identity. In addition, Lincoln’s birthday—never proclaimed a national holiday—is considered in an appendix. This book restores the original meaning of these celebrations and looks closely at their development in American history, seeking to inspire renewed ways of celebration, commemoration, and observance. It is an aid for recalling our history, reclaiming our values and traditions, and restoring a sense of community. Each chapter looks at the many books and research written about the events commemorated by these holidays, showing their relevance for today, and their spiritual or religious dimensions. Although the United States of America was not founded as a “Christian nation” on biblical principles, people throughout American history have perceived divine guidance—or what George Washington called “Providential interposition.” This book is for the general public, members of patriotic organizations and associations, and as a resource book for schools and religious institutions.
Categories: History

The Light and the Glory for Young Readers

The Light and the Glory for Young Readers

Quoted in Peter Lillback, George Washington's Sacred Fire, 577–78. 14. George Washington, Writings of George Washington, vol. 37, John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., 526. 15. The other members of this illustrious committee were Robert Carter ...

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800733735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Uses a Christian perspective to examine the history of America from the first voyage of Columbus to the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, with an emphasis on faithfulness to God's word.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Light and the Glory God s Plan for America Book 1

The Light and the Glory  God s Plan for America Book  1

Quoted in Peter Lillback, George Washington's Sacred Fire, 577–78. 14. George Washington, Writings of George Washington, vol. 37, John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., 526. 15. The other members of this illustrious committee were Robert Carter ...

Author: Peter J. Marshall

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781585580309

Category: History

Page: 512

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Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? The Light and the Glory answers these questions and many more for history buffs. As readers look at their nation's history from God's point of view, they will begin to have an idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake. Now revised and expanded for the first time in more than thirty years, The Light and the Glory is poised to show new readers just how special their country is.
Categories: History

Washington s Circle

Washington s Circle

Lillback, Sacred Fire, 287. Thompson, Religion in the Life of George Washington, 77– 80, 185. The various interpretations of Washington's views on religion and its place in government are summarized well in Lillback, Sacred Fire; Muñoz, ...

Author: David S. Heidler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679603832

Category: History

Page: 560

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History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation’s first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency for a country disgusted by crowns and the people who would wear them. In 1789, as George Washington became the first president of the United States, the world was all but certain that the American experiment in liberty and representative government would founder. More than a few Americans feared that the world was right. In Washington’s Circle, we see how Washington and his trusted advisers, close friends, and devoted family defied the doomsayers to lay the foundation for an enduring constitutional republic. This is a fresh look at an aloof man whose service in the Revolutionary War had already earned him the acclaim of fellow citizens. Washington was easy to revere, if difficult to know. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler reveal Washington’s character through his relationship with his inner circle, showing how this unlikely group created the office of the presidency. Here is a story of cooperation, confrontation, triumph, and disappointment, as the president, Congress, and the courts sorted out the limits of executive power, quarreled over funding the government, coped with domestic strife, and faced a world at war while trying to keep their country at peace. Even more, it is a story of remarkable people striving for extraordinary achievements. Many of these characters are familiar as historic icons, but in these pages they act and speak as living individuals: the often irked and frequently irksome John Adams, in the vice presidency; the mercurial Alexander Hamilton, leading the Treasury Department; the brilliant, deceptively cunning Thomas Jefferson, as secretary of state; James Madison, who was Washington’s advocate—and his eyes and ears—in Congress; and Washington’s old friend and former brother-in-arms Henry Knox, at the administration’s beleaguered War Department. Their stories mingle with those of Edmund Randolph, John Jay, Gouverneur Morris, and the others who stood with a self-educated Virginia farmer to forge the presidency into an institution protective of its privileges but respectful of congressional prerogatives. Written with energy, wit, and an eye for vivid detail, Washington’s Circle is the fascinating account of the people who met the most formidable challenges of the government’s earliest hours with pluck, ability, and enviable resourcefulness. When the world said they would fail, they rolled up their sleeves. This is their story. Praise for Washington’s Circle “A fine, readable history of the first presidency . . . [David and Jeanne Heidler] provide not only a lively history but a group portrait of Washington and the various figures vying to influence him.”—The Wall Street Journal “Washington’s Circle positively glows with narrative exuberance. This is a book that will make even the most jaded student of the American Revolution bark little laughs of pure delight while reading.”—Open Letters Monthly “Traditional accounts portray Washington as a solitary actor in the drama of American nationhood, as chilly and featureless as the marble shaft that dominates his namesake capitol. In fact, he was the intensely human lead in one of history’s most colorful, and contentious, ensembles. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler bring the whole cast to unforgettable life in this character study–cum–group portrait–cum–old-fashioned page-turner.”—Richard Norton Smith, author of On His Own Terms
Categories: History