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The faiths of the founding fathers

Author: David Lynn Holmes
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is not uncommon to hear Christians argue that America was founded as a Christian nation. But how true is this claim? In this compact book, David L. Holmes offers a clear, concise and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Lynn Holmes
ISBN: 9780195300925 0195300920
OCLC Number: 474961599
Description: x, 225 s.
Contents: Religion in the American colonies in 1770 --
The Anglican tradition and the Virginia founding fathers --
The enlightenment religion of deism --
The founding fathers and deism --
The religious views of Benjamin Franklin --
The religious views of George Washington --
The religious views of John Adams --
The religious views of Thomas Jefferson --
The religious views of James Madison --
The religious views of James Monroe --
The wives and daughters of the founding fathers --
How to tell an orthodox from a deist --
Three orthodox believers --
The past is a foreign country
Responsibility: David L. Holmes
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Dynamic... an illuminating study. * Library Journal * THE FAITHS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS comes to the rescue of those trying to square the past with the present. David L. Holmes has written a timely Read more...

 
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