Faith Of The Founders

Faith Of The Founders

by Edwin S. Gaustad
     
 

ISBN-10: 1932792090

ISBN-13: 9781932792096

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Baylor University Press

In the lauded Faith of the Founders, revered historian Edwin Gaustad provides a careful consideration of the developing relationship between religion and the state after the American Revolution. With concise focus on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams, Gaustad identifies seven varying—sometimes

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In the lauded Faith of the Founders, revered historian Edwin Gaustad provides a careful consideration of the developing relationship between religion and the state after the American Revolution. With concise focus on Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and John Adams, Gaustad identifies seven varying—sometimes contrary—perspectives on religion that guided the nation's founders. Faith of the Founders masterfully shows how these figures possessed an intuitive understanding of religion that helped nourish a young country. Repackaged for a new generation of readers and with a new foreword by Randall Balmer, this brief but insightful book offers a look into the founding fathers' genius—and points to a way forward through the ideological boundaries that threaten to upend the daily doings of American government today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932792096
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
Originally published by Baylor University Press in 2005
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,223,621
Product dimensions:
0.48(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgement

1. An Introduction

2. The Colonies and Their Churches

3. The Libertarians: Jefferson and Madison

4. The Icons: Franklin and Washington

5. The Philosophes: Adams and Jefferson

6. The Churches and the People

7. Epilogue

Appendix A. Major Documents Pertinent to Religion, 1785-1789

Appendix B. Selected State Declarations of Rights and Constitutions with Respect to Religion, 1776-1799

Notes

Bibliographical Note

Index

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