Moral Minority Our Skeptical Founding Fathers
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Description: In her lively refutation of modern claims about America's religious origins, Brooke Allen looks back at the late eighteenth century and shows decisively that the United States was founded not on Christian principles at all but on Enlightenment ideas. Moral Minority presents a powerful case that the unique legal framework the Founding Fathers created was designed according to the humanist ideals of Enlightenment thinkers: God entered the picture only as a very minor player, and Jesus Christ was conspicuous by his absence. The guiding spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Ms. Allen explains, was not Jesus Christ but John Locke. In direct and accessible prose, she provides fascinating chapters on the religious lives of the six men she considers the key Founding Fathers: Franklin, Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 9/9/2007
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|1787 and Beyond|
|The World That Produced the Founders|
|Two Letters from Jefferson on the Common Law and Christianity|
|Madison's "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments"|
|A Note on Sources|