Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic

Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic

by James Hutson, James Hutson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 073910571X

ISBN-13: 9780739105719

Pub. Date: 04/29/2003

Publisher: Lexington Books

Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic is a book of six original essays that explore the deep significance of previously neglected religious themes in the Founding Era. Author James Hutson argues convincingly that without understanding these themes, it is impossible to comprehend the religious

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Forgotten Features of the Founding: The Recovery of Religious Themes in the Early American Republic is a book of six original essays that explore the deep significance of previously neglected religious themes in the Founding Era. Author James Hutson argues convincingly that without understanding these themes, it is impossible to comprehend the religious mentality of the Founding Era. Among the themes elucidated and explored are the doctrine of the future state of rewards and punishments, the civil magistrate's idealized role as the nursing father, and the conception of rights as moral powers grounded in religion. Hutson's thought-provoking and exhaustively researched essays challenge current scholarship on the Founding Era, which often downplays the importance of Christian ideals in the formation of the American government. Forgotten Features of the Founding is a must read for scholars of American history and those interested in the role of religion in American life.

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ISBN-13:
9780739105719
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "A Future State of Rewards and Punishments:" The Founders' Formula for the Social and Political Utility of Religion Chapter 2 "Nursing Fathers:" The Model of Church-State Relations in American from James I to Jefferson Chapter 3 Rights as Moral Powers: The Founders and the French Connection Chapter 4 The Christian Nation Question Chapter 5 William Penn and the American Tradition of Religious Liberty Chapter 6 James Madison and Religion: Radicalism Unbound

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