A War Of Religion

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Examines the controversial establishment of the first Anglican Church in Boston in 1686, and how later, political leaders John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Wilkes exploited the disputes as political dynamite together with taxation, trade, and the quartering of troops: topics which John Adams later recalled as causes of the American Revolution.
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Overview

Examines the controversial establishment of the first Anglican Church in Boston in 1686, and how later, political leaders John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Wilkes exploited the disputes as political dynamite together with taxation, trade, and the quartering of troops: topics which John Adams later recalled as causes of the American Revolution.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780230542976
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Studies in Modern History Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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1 The Seeds of Discord: An English Church Established in Boston 3

2 Discord Enlarged: The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel 17

3 A Handmaiden for Episcopacy: John Checkley of Boston 33

4 The English Origins of a Colonial American Controversy 42

5 Noah Hobart Decries Anglican Expansion: Thomas Sherlock Proposes an American Bishop 58

6 Jonathan Mayhew Fears a Bishop and Challenges the Purpose of the S.P.G. 67

7 Pleas for an American Bishop in the 1760s: Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Seeker and Thomas Bradbury Chandler 81

8 A Radical Response to a Bishop: John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Wilkes 91

9 The Controversy over a Bishop in the Colonies outside New England 107

10 The Impact of the First Continental Congress and the Local Committees of Safety 123

11 Critics of the Continental Congress and Common Sense: Jonathan Boucher and Charles Inglis 140

12 A Challenge to Radical Politics: Samuel Seabury, Jr., and Thomas Bradbury Chandler 156

13 Quiet and Militant Patriots 170

14 William Knox Seeks to Establish an Ecclesiastical Imperial Policy for the American Church 187

15 The State of the Clergy in 1775 and 1783 195

16 The English Church, a Cause of the American Revolution 211

App. I Political Sentiments of Colonial Clergymen of the Church of England during the American Revolutionary War, 1775-83 222

App. II A Summary of the Birthplaces, Birth Years, and Colleges Attended by Colonial American Church of England Clergymen, 1775 241

Bibliography 294

Index 316

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