God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution by Thomas S. KiddBefore 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.
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God of Liberty : A Religious History of the American Revolution
Jump to navigation. Those gaps are in reverse chronological order religion during the Great Depression, religion and the Civil War, religion during the Revolutionary era and religion during the Great Awakening. Religion in the Great Depression still awaits its historian, while Harry Stout's magisterial volume, Upon the Altar of the Nation, analyzes the discordant religious voices during the Civil War. A comprehensive understanding of the Great Awakening of the s and s had eluded historians—well, forever; Edwin Gaustad tried valiantly a generation ago, but his efforts were confined to New England and neglected the other colonies. Along comes Thomas S.
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Strong academic work that examines the role of religion during the American Revolution. Author points out the importance of religious ideas that formed the foundation of the new nation, and the shared Intriguing look at the role played by faith in America's movement for independence. Thomas S. A "thought-provoking, meticulously researched" testament to evangelical Christians' crucial contribution to American independence and a timely appeal for the same spiritual vitality today Washington Times.
Thank you! Without the various roles and uses of religion, the revolution would have gone quite differently, if it would have come about at all. This was a movement that would carry on past the revolution.
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