Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America

ISBN-10: 069112602X

ISBN-13: 9780691126029

Edition: 2006

Authors: Frank Lambert

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The freedom of worship enshrined in the American constitution reflected the changes in American society during the 18th century, in particular the growing importance of dissenting communities. Hence argues Lambert, religious freedom became a right rather than a concession by the state.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Religious Regulation
English Heritage
The Crown and the Church
The Age of Faith
The Act of Uniformity, Religious Liberty, and Dissent
Transplanting the Church of England in the Chesapeake
"Nursing Fathers" of the Church
A Gentleman's Religion
Religious Outsiders
Puritan Fathers and the "Christian Common-wealth"
"The religious design of [the Puritan] Fathers"
"Shields unto the Churches of New-England"
"A well-bounded Toleration"
A "Holy Experiment" in Religious Pluralism
The "Holy Experiment"
"A great mixt multitude"
Religion, Politics, and the Failure of the "Holy Experiment"
Religious Competition
"Trafficking for the Lord" and the Expansion of Religious Choice
Regulated Parishes
"A Sett of Rambling Fellows"
"As tho' they had their Religion to chuse"
Deists Enter the Religious Marketplace
The New Learning
Science and Religion
Founders and "True" Religion
Whigs and Dissenters Fight Religious Regulation
Whig and Dissenting Traditions
Warning against "Spiritual Directors"
Dissent against the Standing Order
Religious Freedom
The American Revolution of Religion
Religion and Independence
Opposing Massachusetts's "oppressive establishment of religion"
Triumph of Religious Freedom in Virginia
Constitutional Recognition of a Free Religious Market
Religious Factions and the Threat to Union
The "Godless Constitution"
Ratification Contingent upon Religious Freedom
Religion and Politics in the Presidential Campaign of 1800
"... govern ... in the name of the Lo: Jesus Christ"
"Jefferson-and no God"
"One God, three Gods, no God, or twenty Gods"
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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