God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution

God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution

by Thomas S. Kidd
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465002358

ISBN-13: 9780465002351

Pub. Date: 10/05/2010

Publisher: Basic Books


Before the Revolutionary War, America was a nation divided by different faiths. But when the war for independence sparked in 1776, colonists united under the banner of religious freedom. Evangelical frontiersmen and Deist intellectuals set aside their differences to defend a belief they shared, the right to worship freely. Inspiring an unlikely but powerful

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Before the Revolutionary War, America was a nation divided by different faiths. But when the war for independence sparked in 1776, colonists united under the banner of religious freedom. Evangelical frontiersmen and Deist intellectuals set aside their differences to defend a belief they shared, the right to worship freely. Inspiring an unlikely but powerful alliance, it was the idea of religious liberty that brought the colonists together in the battle against British tyranny.

In God of Liberty, historian Thomas S. Kidd argues that the improbable partnership of evangelicals and Deists saw America through the Revolutionary War, the ratification of the Constitution, and the election of Thomas Jefferson in 1800. A thought-provoking reminder of the crucial role religion played in the Revolutionary era, God of Liberty represents both a timely appeal for spiritual diversity and a groundbreaking excavation of how faith powered the American Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465002351
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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