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

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James H. Hutson
Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - History - 213 pages
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A collection of America's historians, philosophers and theologians examines the role of religion in the founding of the United States. These essays, originally delivered at the Library of Congress, presents scholarship on a topic that still generates considerable controversy. Readers interested in colonial history, religion and politics, and the relationship between church and state should find the book helpful. Contributors include Daniel L. Driesbach, John Witte Jr, Thomas E. Buckley, Mark A. Knoll, Catherine A. Brekus, Michael Novak and James Hutson.
  

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Contents

A Most Mild and Equitable Establishment of Religion John Adams and the Massachusetts Experiment
1
The Use and Abuse of Jeffersons Statute Separating Church and State in NineteenthCentury Virginia
41
Thomas Jefferson a Mammoth Cheese and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State
65
The Revolution in the Churches Womens Religious Activism in the Early American Republic
115
Evangelicals in the American Founding and Evangelical Political Mobilization Today
137
The Influence of Judaism and Christianity on the American Founding
159
Why Revolutionary America Wasnt a Christian Nation
187
Index
203
About the Contributors
213
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James H. Hutson is chief of the manuscript division at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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