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An age of infidels : the politics of religious controversy in the early United States

Author: Eric R Schlereth
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Historian Eric R. Schlereth places religious conflict at the center of early American political culture. He shows ordinary Americans--both faithful believers and Christianity's staunchest critics--struggling with questions about the meaning of tolerance and the limits of religious freedom. In doing so, he casts new light on the ways Americans reconciled their varied religious beliefs with political change at a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric R Schlereth
ISBN: 9780812244939 0812244931
OCLC Number: 821217848
Notes: Based on the author's thesis from Brandeis Univ., 2008.
Description: 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Remaking religion --
1. Boundaries --
2. America's Deist future --
3. Citizen Deists --
4. Partisan religious truths --
5. America's Deist past --
6. Free enquiry --
7. Political religion, political irreligion --
Epilogue : The origins of American cultural politics.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Eric R. Schlereth.

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Eric R. Schlereth places religious conflicts between deists and their opponents at the center of early American public life. This history recasts the origins of cultural politics in the United States  Read more...

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