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Covenant and Constitutionalism
The Covenant Tradition in Politics

ISBN 9781560002352
Published September 30, 1996 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This volume traces the trends and the developing relationships of constitutionalism and covenant that ultimately led to the transformation of the latter into the former. Elazar explores the paths that emerged out of the constitutionalized covenantal tradition in Europe such as federalism, communitarianism, and the cooperative movement.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New World Experience
Part I: The United States: An Almost Covenanted Polity
1. Covenant and the American Founding
2. The Revolution and the Declaration of Independence
3. Constitutions as Covenants
Part II: The United States: The Covenant Challenged
4. Covenant and Contending Principles in the Expansion of the United States
5. Slavery and Secession: Covenant versus Compact
6. Covenant and the Challenges of Human Nature
7. The Sum of Covenantal Expressions
Part III: Covenant on the Great Frontier
8. The Western Hemisphere: False and Real Frontiers
9. The Southern Hemisphere and the Asian Coast
10. Covenant as a Theo-Political Tradition: A Summary Statement

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