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Never Before In History

Dr. Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner
NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY is an eye-opening look at the Colonial American social milieu. If you have visited the American Colonist's Library and carefully perused the material there, you can't help but notice that the documents tend to have a religious flavor, and that is because the American colonial experience was permeated with religion. This important and scholarly new book synthesizes the significance of the context of these colonial documents. This is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the dominant socio-political milieu of early America.

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"Among all of the reading I've done while completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in American history this book ranks as the best work I have ever read on the colonial and revolutionary periods. Simply masterful from start to finish, Gardiner and Amos artfully fashion a wonderful portrait of the genesis of our nation. Leaving aside the superficial and the cliche so characteristic of such works, the authors penetrate to the roots of the American experience and gently expose and deflate a whole lot of bloated revisionists history in the process. This book will revolutionize its readers understanding of the origins of America."

-- Raymond Cannata

"Never Before is ... of the highest scholarly quality and should be required reading for those who teach and those who take American History in all our schools."

-- Professor Harold J. Berman, Harvard Law School (emeritus)

"I do not believe that there has been a time since the War Between the States that such a need for books of this kind has existed. Careful research, accurate history, and a passionate devotion to the great principles upon which this nation was established combine to make this book an ideal answer to that pressing need."

-- D. James Kennedy, Ph.D.

"Never Beforein History shows, convincingly, that Christian writers before, during, and after the Reformation supported many of the ideas that led to the American founding."

-- Professor Thomas G. West, University of Dallas

"As historians Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner show in their book Never Before in History, what's especially American, and valuable, is our legacy of religious freedom... Never Before in History explains that our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our entire system of government work because their framers 'drew their ideas about religious liberty and separation of church and state from Christian sources.'"

-- Chuck Colson

"Nicely written, and beautifully laid out -- an excellent piece of work"

-- Peter Marshall

About the authors:

Dr. Gary Amos - Associate Professor, Regent University Law School; holds a Juris Doctor degree and a B.A. in history, pre-law, and theology. He is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Amos has published several works dealing with the the history of the religious background of the common law and its relationship to American political theory.

Richard Gardiner - Ph.D. Candidate (A.B.D.), Marquette University; B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) University of Maryland--College Park; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; History Teacher's Certification, Princeton University. While at Princeton Theological Seminary, Richard Gardiner re-founded and edited The Princeton Theological Review,now in its 9th year. Mr. Gardiner has published a number of journal and periodical articles related to the study of American History.

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