A collection of the country's most respected historians, philosophers, and theologians examines the role of religion in the founding of the United States. This collection of never before published essays, originally delivered at the Library of Congress, presents the most original and recent scholarship on a topic that still generates considerable controversy. Anyone interested in colonial history, religion and politics, and the relationship between church and state will benefit by reading this important new book.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
James H. Hutson is chief of the manuscript division at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 "A Most Mild and Equitable Establishment of Religion": John Adams and the Massachusetts Experiment Chapter 2 The Use and Abuse of Jefferson's Statute: Separating Church and State in Ninteenth-Century Virginia Chapter 3 Thomas Jefferson, a Mammoth Cheese, and the "Wall of Separation Between Church and State" Chapter 4 The Revolution in the Churches: Women's Religious Activism in the Early American Republic Chapter 5 Evangelicals in the American Founding and Evangelical Political Mobilization Today Chapter 6 The Influence of Judaism and Christianity on the American Founding Chapter 7 Why Revolutionary America Wasn't a "Christian Nation"