Political sermons of the American founding era, 1730-1805

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LibertyPress, 1991 - Political Science - 1596 pages
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The early political culture of the American republic was deeply influenced by the religious consciousness of the New England preachers. Indeed, it was often through the political sermon -- the "pulpit of the American Revolution" -- that the political rhetoric of the period was formed, refined, and transmitted. And yet the centrality of religious concerns in the lives of eighteenth-century Americans is largely neglected. This has created a blind spot regarding the fundamental acts of the American founding.Political sermons such as the fifty-five collected in this volume are unique to America, in both kind and significance. This volume thus fills an important need if the American founding period is to be adequately understood.

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In a world where we feel put upon if a pastor preaches for more than a half an hour, or the sermon actually exhorts us to some course of action, this volume is an eye opening experience. Here are 33 ... Read full review

Contents

Chronology 16881773
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NINEVEHS REPENTANCE AND DELIVERANCE 1740
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THE ESSENTIAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
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Copyright

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