The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life PDF ePub eBook

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The Forgotten Founders on Religion and Public Life free pdf This interdisciplinary volume brings together essays on eleven of the founders of the American republic - Abigail Adams, Samuel Adams, Oliver Ellsworth, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, John Jay, Thomas Paine, Edmund Randolph, Benjamin Rush, Roger Sherman, and Mercy Otis Warren - many of whom are either little recognized today or little appreciated for their contributions. The essays focus on the thinking of these men and women on the proper role of religion in public life, including but not limited to the question of the separation of church and state. Their views represent a wide range of opinions, from complete isolation of church and state to tax-supported clergy. These essays present a textured and nuanced view of the society that came to a consensus on how religion would fit in the public life of the new nation. They reveal that religion was more important in the lives and thinking of many of the founders than is often portrayed and that it took the interplay of disparate and contrasting views to frame the constitutional outline that eventually emerged.

About Daniel L. Dreisbach

DANIEL L. DREISBACH is professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He is the author of The Founders on God and Government. MARK DAVID HALL is the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Political Science at George Fox University. He is the author of The Political and Legal Philosophy of James Wilson, 1742-1798. JEFFRY H. MORRISON is associate professor of government at Regent University. He is the author of John Witherspoon and the Founding of the American Republic (Notre Dame Press, 2005).

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Author : Daniel L. Dreisbach
Publisher : University of Notre Dame Press
Data Published : 15 November 2009
ISBN : 0268026025
EAN : 9780268026028
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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