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Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers
     

Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers

by Gary Kowalski
 

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ISBN-10: 1933346302

ISBN-13: 2901933346303

Pub. Date: 06/01/2010

Publisher: BlueBridge

Revolutionary Spirits confronts many of the later myths about the religious views of America’s Founders, and brings to life their complex creeds and personalities. It offers clear and candid portraits of Franklin, Washington, Paine, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison as both religious reformers and political rebels, and reclaims their spiritual inheritance for

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Revolutionary Spirits confronts many of the later myths about the religious views of America’s Founders, and brings to life their complex creeds and personalities. It offers clear and candid portraits of Franklin, Washington, Paine, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison as both religious reformers and political rebels, and reclaims their spiritual inheritance for today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901933346303
Publisher:
BlueBridge
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
224

Table of Contents

Revolutionary Spirits: Introduction     1
Nature's Nation and Nature's God: Liberals and Deists     11
Beyond Black Arts and Witchcraft: The Progress of Enlightenment     27
A Reasonable Creature: The Faith of Benjamin Franklin     45
To Bigotry No Sanction: The Faith of George Washington     65
My Own Mind Is My Own Church: The Faith of Thomas Paine     87
Delight, Joy, Triumph, Exaltation: The Faith of John Adams     109
Question with Boldness: The Faith of Thomas Jefferson     129
The Dictates of Conscience: The Faith of James Madison     157
Reclaiming the Spirit of the Founders: Conclusion     185
Endnotes     197
Bibliography     205
Index     211

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