In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Olasky gives new insights into the interplay of American politics, religion, sex, and revolution in the eighteenth century. Making connections for today from events of the past, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue takes readers into early American history to demonstrate the link between good government and personal virtue.
Marvin Olasky writes a superb history of the Americas and the motives of those who founded the nation. The book gives superfluous documentation of his ideas often written by those who experienced our Founder’s ideas first hand (many articles and writings from the time are referenced). This very well written book discusses the majority of the great thinkers of our land’s creation and their motives, cross-referencing outside influences that shaped their thought. Since this is written by a Christian writer, he focuses on virtue by way of religion. He covers many topics and debates that were prevalent of the times of which many still rage today. . . . An excellent read if you are interested in the motives behind the beginnings of the rebellion, the Great Awakening/Enlightenment, and the creation of our first ruling documents, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
—David Leaumont, MDiv, Liberty Theological Seminary
- Title: Fighting for Liberty and Virtue
- Author: Marvin N. Olasky
- Publisher: Crossway
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pages: 316
About Marvin N. Olasky
Marvin N. Olasky (PhD, American Culture, University of Michigan) is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, vice president for academic affairs at The King's College in New York, and editor-in-chief of World Magazine. He has been interviewed numerous times by the national media as the developer of the concepts of compassionate conservatism and biblically objective journalism and is the author of twenty books.