Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America by James H. HutsonReligion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America by James H. Hutson

Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

EditorJames H. HutsonContribution byDaniel L. Driesbach, John Witte

Paperback | December 15, 1999

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A collection of the country's most respected historians, philosophers, and theologians examines the role of religion in the founding of the United States. This collection of never before published essays, originally delivered at the Library of Congress, presents the most original and recent scholarship on a topic that still generates considerable controversy. Anyone interested in colonial history, religion and politics, and the relationship between church and state will benefit by reading this important new book.
James H. Hutson is chief of the manuscript division at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
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Title:Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.96 × 5.86 × 0.48 inPublished:December 15, 1999Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0847694348

ISBN - 13:9780847694341

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "A Most Mild and Equitable Establishment of Religion": John Adams and the Massachusetts Experiment Chapter 2 The Use and Abuse of Jefferson's Statute: Separating Church and State in Ninteenth-Century Virginia Chapter 3 Thomas Jefferson, a Mammoth Cheese, and the "Wall of Separation Between Church and State" Chapter 4 The Revolution in the Churches: Women's Religious Activism in the Early American Republic Chapter 5 Evangelicals in the American Founding and Evangelical Political Mobilization Today Chapter 6 The Influence of Judaism and Christianity on the American Founding Chapter 7 Why Revolutionary America Wasn't a "Christian Nation"

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This collection contributes to the lively-and politicized-conversation about religion's role in the Republic and advocates on all sides of the debate-from accomodationists to separationists-will find much to celebrate and condemn in this provocative book.