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Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson (Library of Religious Biography Series)
     

Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson (Library of Religious Biography Series)

by Edwin S. Gaustad
 

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ISBN-10: 0802801560

ISBN-13: 9780802801562

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


This acclaimed biography explores the religious life of Thomas Jefferson and the contribution his strident commitment to religious liberty made to the formation of the nation. Renowned historian Edwin Gaustad chronicles Jefferson's intellectual growth, paying particular attention both to Jefferson's private struggle to come to grips with his own faith and to his

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This acclaimed biography explores the religious life of Thomas Jefferson and the contribution his strident commitment to religious liberty made to the formation of the nation. Renowned historian Edwin Gaustad chronicles Jefferson's intellectual growth, paying particular attention both to Jefferson's private struggle to come to grips with his own faith and to his public role as champion of religious liberty. This volume is must reading for anyone interested in the religious life of one of America's most significant figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802801562
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Library of Religious Biography Series
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Mark A. Noll and Nathan O. Hatch
Preface

  1. The Anglican
  2. Student of the Enlightenment
  3. The Revolutionary
  4. The Statesman
  5. The Religious Reformer
  6. The Educator
  7. The Eternal Vigil
  8. A Religion for the People

Note on the Sources
Index

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