Prodigals and Pilgrims The American Revolution against Patriarchal Authority 1750-1800
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The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the early national period of American culture.
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/22/1985
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
|Educational theory and moral independence|
|The transmission of ideology and the bestsellers of 1775|
|The familial politics of the Fortunate Fall|
|Forms of Filial Freedom|
|The debt of nature reconsidered|
|Affectionate unions and the new voluntarism|
|Filial freedom and American Protestantism|
|The Character of the National Family|
|George Washington and the reconstituted family|
|The sealing of the garden, Or the world well lost|