A Republic If You Can Keep It: America's Authentic Liberty Confronts Contemporary Counterfeits

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Asserts that America's historic Christian principles of civil and religious liberty are just as relevant to the complex issues presented by the twenty-first century. The goal of the book is to equip readers to contend against postmodern principles which are destructive counterfeits of true Biblical principles by redeploying America's historic values and principles that framed her liberty. 1) God's Principle of Individuality-Authentic: Created Personhood and It's Unique Identity versus Counterfeit: Collectivism and Multiculturalism 2) Christian Principle of Self-Government and Christian Character-Authentic: Individual Authority and Responsibility versus Counterfeit: Government Control and Regulation 3) "Conscience Is the Most Sacred of All Property" or Liberty of Conscience-Authentic: Individual Stewardship of Property versus Counterfeit: The Welfare State's Redistribution of Property 4) Christian Form of Government and the Principle of Local Self-Government -Authentic: Representative Republic with Limited Civil Government versus Counterfeit: Expanding Centralization of Power 5) Christian Principle of American Political Union-Authentic: Sovereignty of the Nation-State versus Counterfeit: Subjection to International Bodies

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Dr. Gai Ferdon joined the Foundation for American Christian Education in April 2004 to spearhead the editing of the Founders Edition of FACE s seminal volume The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America, Vol. I: Christian Self-Government. This newly updated work will better serve the mission of the Foundation in the 21st century.

In May of 2000, Dr. Ferdon left Virginia to pursue her doctoral studies with the University of Leicester, United Kingdom in early modern British political thought, which were undertaken at Tyndale House, an evangelical Biblical studies library in Cambridge. She completed her PhD in November, 2004. Dr. Ferdon also holds a Masters Degree in Government and Public Policy from Regent University, where she continues as an online adjunct professor in the School of Education.

Dr. Ferdon began as an assistant professor with Liberty University s Helms School of Government in the Spring of 2007.

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