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Overview A man with a unique vision, learn how Woodrow Wilson's foreign policy was shaped by his Presbyterian beliefs. 200 pages, hardcover.
Publishers Description In "What the World Should Be," Malcolm Magee demonstrates that Woodrow Wilson was immersed in a Presbyterian tradition that shaped his presidency. He argues that Wilson's religious convictions shaped his concepts of effective leadership, the way he reasoned, and his use of language. In particular, Wilson's religious beliefs accustomed him to the theological principle of antinomy: that two principles could both be right even when, considered only in the light of logic, they appear mutually contradictory. These convictions ultimately made Wilson believe he was providentially chosen to bring divinely ordered freedom to the nations and peoples of the earth.
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Studio: Baylor University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.27" Width: 6.25" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date Jun 16, 2008
Publisher Baylor University Press
ISBN 1602580707 ISBN13 9781602580701
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More About Malcolm D. Magee
Malcolm D. Magee (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is the director for the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture and has taught history and religious studies at Michigan State and continues to teach in the history department as a visiting faculty.
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A fresh look at Wilson Nov 1, 2008
Dr. Magee captures what many historians have failed to recognize: the powerful influence of faith on the decisions of Wilson, and thus the direction of history. Magee masterfully documents the influences of theologians like Hodge and Warfield on the formation of Wilson's views of national and personal life, duty, and destiny. This book walks down neglected paths of analysis by digging past simply objective facts to examine the subjective influences.